Diwali: Festival of Lights
The 2014 Diwali festival begins this Tuesday and ends on Saturday. This is a five-day, Hindu festival that gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (or deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness. It is a time of enlightening and enlightenment, when spiritual darkness is beaten back and wickedness thrown down by justice. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if those who celebrate victory over darkness actually knew that there is victory over darkness? Not only that, but that they can have knowledge that leads to hope instead of despair? Will you pray for that? Pray that the true Light of the world will shine throughout South Asia.
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