In Pursuit of Light

December 10, 2014 6:45 PM

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Our youngest calls through the dark in the morning from her crib. Street lights and house lights blink on before the chicken sizzles in the pan for dinner, before we are all home. We are approaching the Winter Solstice, the moment when those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are farthest away from the sun. Maybe that's why I continue to think about this line I heard during Mass a few weeks ago: "For all of you are children of light and children of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness" (1Thes 5:5).

Maybe that's why I've been making so many fires lately that our pile of seasoned wood in the yard is almost gone. It's getting colder of course, but at least in the area of New England where we live, it hasn't been that cold. I've been unusually preoccupied with splintering logs into kindling sticks...

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