Don’t worry when you’re in a place of darkness. God is there as well. There’s nowhere God is not. In fact, we can experience profound times of spiritual growth in times of darkness.
– Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE
Way of Love: Daily Practice
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This past Wednesday our Lectio group read Psalm 121 appointed for upcoming Sunday (Lent 2). It struck me that the closing verse which speaks of “going out and coming in” reminded me of the many times I have fluctuated between light/dark, connect/ disconnect ofGod’s presence. It is well. Let it come.
I watched this Lenten series discussion on light and dark twice yesterday and sent it out to many people. I am sitting awake before Dawn this am waiting for sunrise and am grateful for the discussion directing me toward a greater understanding of the dark times bringing me to God. Thanks
We used the video as a conversation starter at our church’s Lenten Study group this week. It was a very helpful resource.
I can attest to this truth right now. My life has been full of darkness for the past two plus years, helping take care of my dad who died from Alzheimer’s in January 2018 and now my ailing mother. Doing so has made my own depression a lot worse with me going through periods of overwhelming sadness and even anger. But God has been with me, keeping me focused on Psalm 23 and how He is with me even in the dark valleys and deeply disappointing times in life. I thank God that He gives me His light in my dark periods and truly helps me to appreciate the bright moments when I have them.