Most churches and many homes have Advent wreaths. Each Sunday in Advent a candle is lighted, symbolizing, weekly in this order: Peace, Hope, Joy, Faith and Love.
Christmas Day brings the Love candle and at first glance, this seems an easy symbol to interpret because we know about Love.
We love our family, we love our friends, we love our pets, and a whole bunch other things we say we love.
For example, we love ice cream and cake; we love Stilton cheese; we love barbecued ribs; we love the Huskers; we love a big, fat, juicy hamburger; we love a special kind of pizza.In American English and in American culture the word love is scattered and
thrown around like confetti at a New Year’s party. I’m trying to use love more sparingly and and more intentionally.