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Advent Candle 4 : Markinch and Thornton Parish Church

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Advent Candle 4

December 19, 2011 by  
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Last Sunday we lit the candle of joy and the candles of hope and peace.

The fourth candle of Advent is the Candle of Love.
It’s light is meant to remind us of the love that God  has for us.

Jesus shows us God’s unconditional love.  John tells us that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

Love is patient, love is kind and envies no one. Love is never boastful or conceited, rude or selfish. Love is not quick to take offence, it keeps no records of wrongs, it does not gloat over other people’s troubles, but rejoices in the right, the good, and the true.  There is nothing that love cannot face, there is no limit to its faith, to its hope, to its endurance. Love never ends. We light this candle today to remind us of how God’s unconditional love is found in Jesus.

The fourth candle is then lit by one of the children

Lighting the fourth candle on the Advent Crown
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Let us pray
Loving God, we thank you for your gift  of love – shown to us perfectly in Jesus Christ our  Lord.  Help us prepare our hearts to receive Him.
Help us to hear your word and do your will. Through Jesus Christ our Lord who taught us when we pray to say … The Lord’s Prayer


 

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