Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Retired global leader for Metropolitan Community Churches

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One Little Candle: My Thoughts as We Begin Advent. . .

One Little Candle

I remember hearing Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote so early in my life:

“It is better to light one little candle than to curse the darkness.”

Or something like that.

As Advent approaches, I have become aware that I have indulged in way too much cursing of the darkness recently.

I picked up an Advent book I had read a few years ago, Watch for the Light, an Orbis anthology. In the introduction, there was a quote from Alfred Delp, a German priest martyred under Hitler:

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