The light of nations

It’s that time again.

The time of year when people incline their hearts and minds towards not only family gatherings, convivial company and the giving of gifts, but to change for the better, peace on earth, and goodwill towards all men. Whatever your nationality or form of belief at this time, a common theme seems to be Light. Hannukah, Diwali, the Winter Solstice and Christmas* all embrace light as a symbol, for example.

So I leave you with a little light of my own. This year, my Christmas decorations have consisted almost exclusively of lights. Perhaps my subconscious mind is telling me that all men need a light to show them the way.

Be the light.



*If this is your personal belief, I give you Isaiah 60:3

35 thoughts on “The light of nations

  1. We got an involuntary reminder of light’s power here in storm-whipped Ohio when we spent half a day without electricity. Then our furnace suffered some injury, leaving the house at a steady 52 degrees fahrenheit. This morning, all fixed, and our very modest Christmas lights shine.

  2. katechiconi says:

    As one small candle to another, peace be with you, and all good wishes for the coming year ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. It’s my daily prayer; to be a light in the world. We need more and I’m wishing more of it to you and yours. Happy Christmas, Kate. I don’t know how you did that on the quilt, but I love it.

  4. Wishing you light, love, health, happiness and oodles of crafty goodness. โค

  5. mlmcspadden says:


  6. Sharon says:

    Your post was so beautiful and en-lightening ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. magpiesue says:

    Thank you. I love your little tree and I bask in your light when mine is dim. I hope you have a joy-filled holiday season. ๐Ÿ’•

  8. Dayphoto says:

    Merry Christmas my Friend. You are a light of inspiration to all of us!

  9. Marty K says:

    Wishing you and yours all the joys of the Season and a safe, peaceful, love-filled 2023.

  10. You speak. The Universe listens… We noted earlier today as we walked along Swimming Creek beach how beautiful the light was.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m looking forward to sharing the experience in about a month’s time! Mouse is looking forward to it too, I think, especially the chance to stretch his legs a bit.

  11. nanacathy2 says:

    Oh yes to that. Happy Christmas.

  12. katechiconi says:

    And to you and your lovely family ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ„

  13. Stephanie says:

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas, and Shinee hopes Mouse received lots of lovely edible gifts!

    • katechiconi says:

      Hello Miss Steph and Miss Shinee! We had a lovely Christmas, the Staff worked hard and I had, ahem, rather too many snacks for my own good, apparently. I am particularly enjoying the (rather stingy) snippets of Christmas ham (too much salt is Not Good for you, Boss – Mum)

  14. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Dear Kate I hope you and your family, and ofcourse Mr Mouse had a great Christmas. I also want to wish you all a happy, creative and healty 2023.Lots of cuddles for Mr Mouse from Pipa and Ozzy.

  15. Susan says:

    Just came across your blog from the Quilted Snail blog. Amen to what you said. I hope and pray everyone has a blessed and healthful 2023.

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