It's hard to believe that the eight nights of candle-lighting are over. Chanukah went by rather quickly, it seemed, this year. Or maybe I was just more aware of it for some reason.
In any event, my young friend was not able to come by, but another Soldier asked if he could participate, so I had him read the prayers in transliteration. Afterward, he wanted me to snap a photo of him so he could send it home to his wife (I think to prove that he'd actually been there).
I obliged, of course.
May light continue to dispel whatever darkness cloud your vision and shroud your path.
Blessings and peace to one and all,
Fr. Tim, SJ