4th of July

Yes, the party is on! BBQ, Fireworks, Friends, Families, Blueberries, Beach Trips…

In spite of all excitements on this freedom weekend, there are communities and individuals who are in darkness. Came across this great resource by Barbara Brown Taylor. The book is called “Learning to Walk in Darkness.” 

“Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn’t God work in the nighttime as well? InLearning to Walk in the Dark, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us “in the dark.” She argues that we need to move away from our “solar spirituality” and ease our way into appreciating “lunar spirituality” (since, like the moon, our experience of the light waxes and wanes). Through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God’s presence around us, guiding us through things seen and unseen. Often, it is while we are in the dark that we grow the most.

With her characteristic charm and literary wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find our footing in times of uncertainty and giving us strength and hope to face all of life’s challenging moments.”

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About mosesjoshua

Minister, Springfield Christian Church (DOC) Teacher, St. Michael's Episcopal School Ordained Minister, Disciples of Christ Christian Church
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