Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mingle With the Lights of Heaven

Accept this Easter candle, a flame divided but undimmed, a pillar of fire that glows to the honor of God.

Let it mingle with the lights of heaven and continue bravely burning to dispel the darkness of this night!

May the Morning Star which never sets find this flame still burning: Christ, that Morning Star, who came back from the dead, and shed his peaceful light on all mankind, your Son, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen. –from the Easter Vigil Exultet

We are all lights from heaven

blessed from above as we

mingle with one another.

We may be divided, yet,

like the Paschal Candle

we glow to the honor of God.

Shine brightly!

Shine forever!

Bring the brilliant light of Christ,

the light of our world,

to everyone you meet!

You are made from love.

You are made for love.

Love shines.

Love shines gloriously!

Listen to Thomas Merton:

There is no way of telling people

that they are all walking around

shining like the sun.”

Oh Easter Joy!

Oh Risen Savior!

Bring our lights to life here on earth

and unite them to the lights of heaven.

May we mingle with the lights of heaven for all eternity!


  1. Thank you for this beautiful post Anne!
    A JOYFUL AND BLESSED EASTER to you and your family!

  2. Thank you for sharing this. God bless, Lloyd

  3. Anne, let us, as Christians unite in the Father's love for us, and let our light shine forth to glorify our heavenly Father.

    Have a wonderful and blessed Easter,
    Love, Jillian ♥

  4. He is risen, alleluia!!!

    Wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter ... all season long!

  5. What a beautiful message- may we like the flame of the Paschal Candle be divided but never dimmed.
    A Happy and Blessed Easter season to you my friend!

  6. What a beautiful post, and what a beautiful picture! I hope your Easter was full of joy, and that the Easter season will be a special time for you!

  7. Beautiful post. I use that quote from Merton a lot in my retreat talks. It says so much. Happy Easter!

  8. This is so lovely - inspiring words
    Made me think of Lost and Found by Robin Mark
    Some great lines about light and love in that one too.

  9. 4/5/10
    Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Easter season...

  10. Yes! Exactly! Our souls shine, we are beautiful! I loved this post :) Imagine if we all could see beneath the cover of our bodies all the time? Everyone would treat each other differently.

  11. You write so well Anne. Thank you.

    God bless you.

  12. just beautiful. you express lovely thoughts so beautifully. Let us all shine as lamps unto the feet of others and ourselves.

  13. We are made from love for love, how beautiful!