Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of western North Carolina is an interesting phenomenon called the Brown Mountain Lights. The lights are best seen on a hazy summer evening and have never been fully explained. Some think it is the incandescent glow from rotting wood -- a natural phenomenon called foxfire. Other similar explanations have been given, but none has been proved. Legend, however, takes over and there are several. One of the most interesting is that before the Civil War a slave set out to find his owner who was lost somewhere on the mountain. The Light is the torch he carried! Inventive as that legend is, it does illustrate our need to look for those spiritually lost -- and to bring to them the light of life.