splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae:
veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis.
O Morning Star,
splendour of light eternal and sun of righteousness:
Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
The shortest day... The year turns and the light returns. Where I live, today really did dawn in splendor - fiery red and gold. Take time to notice light today, and give thanks.
Once again, Digitalnun says it all in her iBenedictines post for today. I won't attempt to paraphrase what she says, please have a look for yourself. There's encouragement, and a challenge - as there always is when light comes.