One small act of kindness, generosity, or compassion may seem small when held up to the world’s needs. It’s tempting to believe that one person’s actions don’t make a difference. Yet it only takes a single candle to brighten the night.
In the vineyard, action and hope blend together. The viticulturist takes steps to grow grapes, but at a certain point she has to stop, wait, and hope for the best: for a harvest of sweet, juicy grapes. The themes of action and hope also meet during Hanukah.