Grounding in Our Faith

Alice Anacheka-Nasemann

In a time of uncertainty, when everything around us is changing constantly—
each day new developments, rising numbers, changing guidelines;
when the world we live in suddenly seems upside-down and topsy-turvy:

We light our chalice to remind ourselves of our grounding in our faith.

We remember that the flaming chalice came into being
as a beacon of hope during World War II: a secret symbol that offered help.

In the midst of it all, we wrap ourselves in the warm light of a familiar flame,
a reminder of the strength that emerges when we come together in community.