Lighting the Bethlehem Candle reminds us of the faith of Joseph and Mary. Joseph did as the angel commanded. Mary declared herself to be the servant of the Lord and added “let it be as you have said.” We don’t know what their families said or how their neighbors felt, but we can speculate a lot of things. The young couple were faithful and obedient and were greatly blessed for it. Faith is more than belief, it is belief that leads to action. An “act of faith” requires a response.