|The symbolism of a flame holds a symbolic place in virtually every religion known to man. For over 2,000 years the flame has been seen as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, “the light of the world” and Christ’s enduring love for us. The Olympic torch commemorates the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece. The USA honors President Kennedy’s grave with an eternal flame representing the thought that his contribution to mankind and our nation can never be extinguished.
Whether we humans see a flame from afar at the end of a long journey, a flickering candle by which to gaze into a loved one’s eyes or an oil lamp lighting words in the book that will offer an explanation – we all the same way. Hope for warmth from the cold, hope for the enlightenment of seeing what is real, hope to be with our loved ones many more years and hope for the eternal brightness in our spirits.