Tonight on Christmas Eve, Advent is complete with the lighting of the Christ Candle. It represents the light the Son brought into the world, God made flesh.
The lighting of the Christ candle marks the moment of when prophecy turns to fulfillment. The Christ Candle fills a similar function as the Paschal Candle at Easter. It represents the work of Christ to us, our light in the darkness through his birth, life, death, and resurrection.
As we begin the joyous celebration of Christmas, may we always remember that Christ is our light, our hope, our peace, our joy and our love.
May the gift of God's precious son be yours this day and always.