The third candle is lit today, as we hear the cry of John the baptizer and Isaiah in the Scriptures. In these voices, we hear the cry that our faith cannot look inward. Our faith must be in service to others, and in response to the presence of God in humanity. We are called to listen to the cries of injustice and oppression from the margins of society. We are encouraged to serve the hungry, to walk with oppressed, and to care for the widow and orphan.