A single flickering light to remember all the souls who were lost in Newtown, this day, one year ago. May the flame sear our hearts & minds with the wisdom & knowledge that one day, we will reunite with our loved ones all of whom are at present, very dearly and sorely missed. May the flame be the North Star and may it lead us all to a communion of light and love.
O living flame of love
That tenderly wounds my soul
In its deepest center!
Since now you are not oppressive,
Now consummate! if it be your will:
Tear through the veil of this sweet encounter!
O sweet cautery,
O delightful wound!
O gentle hand! O delicate touch
That tastes of eternal life
And pays every debt!
In killing you changed death to life.
O lamps of fire!
in whose splendors
The deep caverns of feeling,
Once obscure and blind,
Now give forth, so rarely, so exquisitely,
Both warmth and light to their Beloved.
How gently and lovingly
You wake in my heart,
Where in secret you dwell alone;
And in your sweet breathing,
Filled with good and glory,
How tenderly You swell my heart with love.
~Saint John Of The Cross~