second candle says, "I Am Faith, but these days, I am no longer
Then Faith's flame slowly diminishes and goes out completely.
third candle spoke, "I Am Love and I haven't the strength to
stay lit any longer."
"People put me aside and don't understand my importance.
They even forget to love those who are nearest to them."
And waiting no longer, Love goes out completely.
A child enters the
room and sees the three candles no longer burning.
The child begins to cry, "Why are you not burning? You are
supposed to stay lit until the end."
Fourth Candle spoke gently to the little boy, "Don't be afraid,
for I Am Hope, and while I still burn, we can re-light the other
With Shining eyes the child took the Candle of Hope and lit the
other three candles.
the Flame of Hope go out of your life.
Hope, no matter how bad things look and are...Peace, Faith and
Love can Shine Brightly in our lives.