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The Christ Candle
The presence of the Christ candle in the midst of a business meeting is a reminder of the full reality of God present with us. God the Creator gave us light; Jesus Christ came into our midst as the light of the world; and the Holy Spirit is present to illumine our work and witness in the world today.
Scripture witnesses to the light. We discover the light in times of quiet meditation or contemplation. As we engage one another in the business of the organization, thinking together in discussion and dialogue, we bear the light to one another. Through the hands-on projects and financial contributions, we share the light.
Light is a gift from God, a gift to be shared. Matthew 5:14-16 records Jesus speaking to the crowd of followers, informing them that they are the light of the world, calling them to let their light shine that glory may be given to God. We are bearers of the light-not our own light, but the light God has given to us.
At the close of a meeting remind participants that we receive our light from God, sometimes it comes through the witness of others. Go forth to "let your light shine."