We are children of light. Darkness is our enemy.

The darkness is immense. It envelops the entire earth. Its weapons are terror and savagery.

We are small.

But our ammunition is powerful.

For a small amount of light can disperse a great amount of darkness.

All the more so when it is an intense, divine light. The light of a mitzvah.

Such as the light a young girl holds when she lights a candle before Shabbat.

With this light, we have outlived every onslaught of the darkness.

With this light, we will once again prevail.