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Embracing Peace: Advent's Second Week and the Candles of Serenity


Two candles are lit on the Advent Crown

We find ourselves enveloped in the serene radiance of the second week of Advent, adorned by the gentle flicker of two candles that encapsulate the essence of peace.

Often referred to as the "candles of peace," these beacons serve as a poignant reminder of the profound proclamation made by the celestial messengers during the blessed birth of Jesus: "Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men."

Amidst the hustle and bustle of our lives, these flickering flames of the two candles that are lit in the second week of Advent beckon us to pause and reflect upon the profound depth of peace that transcends mere tranquillity. It is an inner calm, a tranquil sanctuary offered to us by the embodiment of hope, Jesus Christ. Beyond the external chaos, an inner peace that anchors our souls and harmonises our relationships with others.

As we contemplate the gentle glow of these candles, may the spirit of peace infuse our lives, nurturing a deeper understanding and fostering goodwill towards all, echoing the eternal promise of peace that heralded the birth of Jesus.



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Header image: Kalisa Veer

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