Chanukah invites us to engage in eight sacred opportunities to remember the miracles that blessed us long ago with hopes that we can experience such miracles today.
Chanukah permits us to symbolically engage in an act of increasing light and joy in a world which is often darkened by pockets of injustice and conflict.
Chanukah reminds us to keep the flame of God’s spirit alive in us every day and spread blessings of goodness and hope through our everyday interactions.
Tonight is the first night of Chanukah. As we light our first candle and continue throughout the week, may each of us realize our capacity to bring miracles and wonders into the world. Over the course of the coming 8 days, let us commit ourselves to exploring the many ways we might bring light and joy into our lives and the lives of those who need us most.
Beckye joins me in wishing all of you a very Happy Chanukah.