Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Most Powerful Moments of Light in 2019

...The menorah has eight specific candles and a “shamash," an all-important “helper" candle that lights each of the other lights. Below, in no particular order, are some of the powerful moments of light of 2019

There can be no doubt that the shamash of 2019 has been President Trump. Without the shamash helper, none of the candles could be lit. It is the spark from which each candle comes. His actions have sparked lights around the world to combat the evil and darkness of “the swamp" that has been enveloping the nation over the last number of years. Despite the many efforts to snuff out this candle, his persistence and willingness to fight the darkness has demonstrated what dedication really means.

Eight other candles of light in the darkness of 2019... (read at the link) ...

(And) ...The American people. In the history of the world, there has never been a diverse populace with such potential for good. The founders and framers of this nation were truly part of creating a miracle. America can be a force for good as long as we let the light of freedom really shine and stay true to the founding principles of this nation. We are each a candle, and the light that we can shine together as Americans really can manifest God's presence in the world. As a populace, we need to remember the actions, based upon spiritual beliefs, that the ancient Maccabees did over 2000 years ago. Like those spiritual warriors, and with God's help, we can make the world a brighter and better place.

Hannukah reminds us all that the best way to combat darkness is not with an opposing darkness, but by shining light. This is only a partial list of the bright candles of the past year, but may we all learn from them and let the lights of each of our own souls make the world a better place. May each of us celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, and all holidays of light in a way that allows the glow of our souls to enlighten the world…creating true peace and joy.