The candle we light on the Fourth Sunday of Advent symbolizes Love. What a curious word is “Love”. We use it in so many ways that it sometimes loses the depth of the feeling it represents. For instance, I say, “I love chocolate” and “I love the landscapes of New Mexico”. Those statements are indeed true for me; however, the use of the word love in those instances does not equal the feeling meant to be expressed when I say to my daughter, “I love you”. Given this difference, it is almost hard to comprehend the love of God for all of us. As we rapidly approach the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, may we all accept with thanksgiving the all-encompassing love of God and express that love to others.

Faithfully, Diane Butler, Jr. Warden