The Candle in the Window can inspire he who passes as a symbol of hope or a hand in the
darkness sharing what little one has to offer. In her book, My Grandfather’s Blessings, Rachel Remen, a doctor who has specialized in the treatment of advanced cancer and has herself also lived with a debilitating disease, tells us a story that her grandfather taught her when she was four years old. In the beginning, he said, the world was made of light. But by accident, the light was scattered, and became countless fragments of light that found their lodging in each and every bit of creation. He told her that the highest use of a human life is to look for this light, search out every possible place it can be—to gather this energy in order to repair the universe. Isn’t this a beautiful story? Isn’t this a superb meeting point for a life focus?