The muse is a bit late today due to Ditty needing to finish a homework assignment that is due this Wednesday.  It will also be short for the same reason.

Today’s quote comes from a young child somewhere between 2 and 4 years old who said the following at Mass yesterday morning:  “Daddy, why all dose dandles lighted up?”  So sweet!  I wonder what dad’s answer was.

So why are all those candles lit?  In our church we have many candles.  We light votive candles for the deceased.  We light seven-day candles for special intentions.  We also light two candles on the altar before the start of Mass to remind us of God’s presence and that Jesus was called to be light for the world.  On special occassions, we light candles on the high altar at Christmas and Easter and on the advent wreath during the Advent season.

That’s an awful lot of “dandles” lighted up 🙂


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