God in the Dark
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About the Event
"God has led me into darkness, shutting out all light." Lamentations 3:2
On this longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, we gather for an hour of guided reflection on the God who dwells in darkness, who calls it good, and who leads us into darkness to find the Divine there.
Using poetry, prayer, music and our own immediate experience of the dark, we will explore the gift of darkness, as fertile soil, as a womb in which Christ is being born is us.
Without disowning the powerful metaphor of light, we will use this hour together to embrace an understanding of darkness that moves beyond dualism and allows us to glimpse something vital and life-giving in the shadows.
This short guided retreat, just a few days before Christmas, it intended to be a place of deep rest, release and authenticity. You are welcome, whether you would describe yourself as religious or spiritual or not. You are welcome, whether you are looking forward to Christmas or dreading it. You are welcome whether you find yourself in a place of deep faith or destabilising doubt (the two are more closely related than you might realise anyway).
Come, and make space for God to find you in the dark.