Daily Ritual

Each time you light your three candles pray for long term peace to come to the people of Jerusalem and Gaza (and other conflict zones). Pray for more than 350,000 Jewish and Palestinian children severely psychologically traumatized by loss and the sights and sounds of war. For them the wait for peace has been unbearable.

Note that some traditions use a pink/rose candle and give this week "Gaudete (rejoice) Sunday." This comes from the first word in the Latin of Philippians 4:4,5: "Gaudete in Domino semper" ("Rejoice in the Lord always").

How do you resolve the tension between this theme and the lives of refugees and internally displaced people?