This morning we awakened to a major power outage. Don’t know how extensive, but emergency utilities said it was “widespread” and would not be back on for 2-4 hours.
So I sit here with candles on the buffet, the icons on the walls catch the light and seem to glow in a way they don’t with electric light.
I can hear so much more – the clock ticking, traffic in the distance, one one hand, I want to know what has caused this outage – get the news – but on the other hand I am content to enjoy the peaceful quiet and the glow of candles, the faces of Christ and the four evangelists looking down from the wall
LORD JESUS CHRIST, SON OF GOD, HAVE MERCY ON ME, A SINNER!