This is the second candle of the traditional Advent wreath.
The dove is a symbol of peace… harking back to the story of Noah and the end of the flood which covered the earth. Peace linked with a new beginning cleaned of all past wrongs.
Peace is often elusive, but God bypasses all our complications and freely offers us terms of peace with Him:complete forgiveness and complete acceptance… if only we surrender to the Prince of Peace. that surrender is of utmost importance, because without that we cannot maintain the peaceful state we now are asked to enjoy. That is the gift within this offer of peace: God’s own ability to keep us and bring us to the peace that passes all our understanding.