I was given a ” sun glass” as a gift many years ago. It has a cover that catches the sun’s rays and generates electricity with it. It gives a little more light than a candle and enlightens the meditation impulse for my Advent prayer time in the early morning. Without words, it tells me of sunny memories, of time spent with loved ones on the terrace, of sunrises by the sea – and of the light of the world that outshines all the darkness for which we wait and hope so much.
But it also tells us that it is possible to catch some of the rays of this light and carry them into the darkness of others – good advice, not only for Advent days.
Esther Finis, Friend of Mary Ward