10/18/05 Exchange Club prayer of Dad’s: Our Heavenly Father, we again join together and give thanks for this day – for the opportunity of life itself – for family and friends and the blessings that are ours. Remind us of those in need of your Grace this day and help us know how to support and respond. Amen
The “wisdom to know the difference,” in the Serenity Prayer also calls us to know how and when to support and respond. To me respond is first. There must be an open acknowledgement on our part that we see another’s pain, that we do have empathy. Even if it is a minuscule amount (to us or in reality). To the other we may be the candle in the dark.
We are looking from our perspective. The world still looks dark. The pitiful candle we hold is as nothing. But from across a room it is even enough to read by…although this photograph used the flash. You still see the candle.
Help us know how to be candles of light.