I took this literally as it was meant but it occurred to me that sometimes the world seems like a bleak, unloving, very challenging, scary, upsetting, dangerous, and often cold place in which to be. But when I go inside myself and sit in the seat of my soul, there is warmth, welcoming, protection, peacefulness, warmth and Love – the only place where Original Love abides. I can warm my heart, warm my being from the inside out and take the glow of that “place” with me into the figurative wind, rain, snow, sleet, hail, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes of life. Meet me there. Abide with me. Together we will hold the candle of light and take it into the world.
Brenda Osgood Andradzki Elliott, MSW