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D is for Darkness

  New weekly musings inspired by the alphabet:  Darkness is as much a part of our human existence as light is.  Darkness is as much a part of our Christian faith as light is.  The bad and the good,  the sorrow and the joy,  the suffering and the healing,  the violence and the peace.  In fact, we cannot know what light is or appreciate its healing power –  unless we experience darkness.  Out of the darkness –  of suffering and death, of denial and a-morality, of power and politics –  shines a light no one expected. A person  who stands up for what is right,  who calls on those with power and influence and money  to do the right thing.  We talk about the “upside down gospel” of Jesus because he came to change us.  Not just our minds, not just our hearts but our entire EXISTENCE.  Transform us, our lives, our world with a new way, a new truth and a new life.  And change often means facing what is broken, what is buried, what is hidden.  It means going into the deep, deep darkness to disco

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