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In "Faith like a River," a Tapestry of Faith program
Light the chalice and share these words of the Reverend Barbara Pescan:
today we light this flame
and in appreciation
for all who have gone before
lighting with the passion of their lives
the way to freedom.
for all who have lighted fires at hearths
for those who have kept the flames alive
in cold and dangerous times
for those whom the fires consumed
because they would not betray their souls
nor their covenants with their gods
for those who knew their small light
would not put us one spark closer to truth
but who would not yield to dire predictions.
nor to cynicism
nor to common sense
their uncommon sense that it was their light
that was called for
that it was they
who were called
we light this flame in memory
for all those who have gone before.
Let us do something worthy
of its light.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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