‘O Dayspring, Brightness of Light everlasting, and Sun of Righteousness: Come and enlighten him that sitteth in darkness, and the shadow of death’.

Here in the deepest darkness, shines the Brightness of everlasting Light, reaching into the shadows of our hearts.

St John of the Cross wrote: ‘O lamps of fire bright-burning/ with splendid brilliance, turning / deep caverns of my soul to pools of light! Once shadowed, dim, unknowing, / now their strange new-found glowing / gives warmth and radiance for my Love’s delight’.

May He indeed come and enlighten the darkness of our hearts this Christmas, and may God bless you.