Second of three Christmas Eve candlelight services tonight. Since I’m participating in the service, I had to be sly about snapping this. I also need to watch my time, since, as noted, there’s a third yet to come.
Let’s call this a bonus. The luminarias outside the church are just as much a tradition as the candles we hold inside. We are reminded that you don’t turn on the darkness; it is simply the absence of light. “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.’”