Four candles burned quietly and slowly melted. There was such silence that you could hear them talking.
THE FIRST ONE SAID:
— I am Calm… Unfortunately, people don’t know how to keep me. I think I have no choice but to go out!
And this candle’s light went out.
THE SECOND ONE SAID FAINTLY:
— I am Faith… Unfortunately, no one needs me. People don’t want to hear anything about me, so it makes no sense for me to turn on.
As soon as she was silent, a light breeze blew and put out the candle.
THE THIRD CANDLE WAS SAD:
— I am Love… I no longer have the strength to maintain my light. People don’t appreciate and understand me. They hate even those who love them the most – their loved ones. — it said and went out.
Suddenly a child entered the room and, seeing three extinguished candles, screamed in fright:
— What are you doing!? You must burn — I’m afraid of the dark! – he cried.
THE FOURTH CANDLE SAID:
— Don’t be afraid and don’t cry! While I’m burning, you can always light the other three candles. Because I am Hope.
You let the fire of Hope always burn in your soul!