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EndNotes

December Darkness

Among the many family Christmas traditions: Lighting candles on an Advent wreath.  (File / The Spokesman-Review)
Among the many family Christmas traditions: Lighting candles on an Advent wreath. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

These December days feel dark with violence in the streets, angry unsettled people screaming. A starving teen of 35 pounds clings to life; a boy hidden behind a wall in his own father’s care finally reunites with his mom.

If ever we needed light in the darkness – it is now.

In the Advent (means “coming”) season – the four weeks before Christmas - we wait. We wait for the coming light of Christmas when a small child arrives among us, bringing a message of love for one another, an urging to follow the Spirit in our lives.

We live with so much chaos and terror. Turn off the nightly news – the Good News is coming. 

(S-R archive photo: Advent wreath)



Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.