Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Today I've read about Hanukkah and the light feast with the nine grained Menorah.
There are also a seven grained Menorah, more common among us. I've come to think that our Advent stick, also with seven lights might be a descendant of the Menorah.
All this philosophizing just because Amrita asked about the origin of the Advent stick.
Just now I wish I could take you all for a tour around town.
Almost very house in almost every room there is an Advent stick burning day and night.
Even in our Chinese Restaurant.
I like to imagine that God and His Son are smiling.
Despite depression, war, terrorism and other cruelties the average man is letting his Advent-sticks burn a whole month.
Lights of hope, lights of peace.
Light song from Norway