Are candles allowed at your church ? They were prohibited in our Baptist Church. It was felt that they were too mesmerizing, and would distract us from making detailed study notes on the pastor’s excellent sermons. I was mesmerized, though, by his shiny green suit.
In the Catholic Church, candles are universally lit before every mass. They symbolize the light and divinity of Christ, and remind us that we are the light of the world too.
The candles are always made of pure beeswax. Light from the sun causes flowers to produce pollen. Bees gather pollen from thousands of flowers and produce wax from their own bodies. Their wax is formed into candles, which give beautiful light while purifying the air and creating a relaxing environment by the negative ions they create in the air.
I visited a Anglican Church once, and they used candles, but they were cheap paraffin candles which smoked and polluted the air so that poor Mrs. Butler, with her allergies, had to flee the sanctuary.
I use pure beeswax candles at home for my personal devotion time. They are relaxing to watch, and remind me that Christ has pulled us out of the darkness and into his marvellous light.
May our spiritual lights shine brightly, so that the World may know that we are children of the King.