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  • 1. FOUR CANDLES
  • 2. Four candles were burning on an Advent wreath,
  • 3. so quietly,that it could be heard how thecandles started to talk.
  • 4. The first candle sighed and said: ”My name is Peace. MY LIGHT BURNS, IT IS TRUE, BUT PEOPLE DON’T CARE ABOUT PEACE ANYMORE.“Its little light was getting smaller and smaller till it completely blew out …
  • 5. THE LIGHT OF THE SECOND CANDLE SWUNG AND THE CANDLE SAID: ”MY NAME IS FAITH, BUT I’M NEEDLESS, MANKIND DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT GOD, THERE IS NO SENSE FOR ME BURNING ANY LONGER.”A draught had blowed into the room and the second candle blew out…
  • 6. THE THIRD CANDLE WHISPERED SADLY: ”MY NAME IS LOVE. I’VE NO STRENGTH TO BURN ANY LONGER . PEOPLE PUSHED ME ASIDE. THEY SEE ONLY THEMSELVES AND NOBODY ELSE THEY SHOULD LOVE.” And with the last oscillation also this light blew out…
  • 7. AT THAT MOMENT A CHILD ENTERED THE ROOM IT LOOKED AT THE CANDLES AND SAID:„BUT YOU MUST BURN AND NOT BE BLOWN OUT!“ And it was just about to cry…
  • 8. WHEN THE FOURTH CANDLE SAID: ”DON’T BE AFRAID!AS LONG AS I’M SHINING,WE CAN LIGHT THE OTHER CANDLES AGAIN.MY NAME IS HOPE!”
  • 9. THE CHILD LIGHTED A MATCH FROM THISCANDLE AND MADE THE OTHER CANDLES SHINE AGAIN.
  • 10. A flame of hope should never blow out of your life…
  • 11. ...and each of usshould constantly maintain the flames of: Peace Faith Love and Hope.
  • 12. Wishing you a happy life…  Hope Love Faith Peace