Hopelessness and temptations.
Worry and anxiety.
Evil in many forms pervades our world.
We light a bulb and it sizzles and fades out.
The light of hope is shattered into many pieces.
Sometimes it seems that darkness has the upper hand.
Light only lasts for a moment before hatred and hurt win.
But you remind us that through Jesus…
Light overcomes evil.
You remind us that through our following of Christ’s ways…
Light brings hope, justice, and love.
You remind us that this is the day that you have made.
Let us be glad and rejoice in it! Amen.