Tag: darkness


Tiaras, stars and darkness


In Holy Week one is rather more sensitive to darkness but also to its mystical beauty.  We are told that darkness and light are both of God even though we have created a myth that light is of God and darkness is somehow evil or bad.  Might that not simply...

darkness


“What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” John 1: 3-5  (the prologue hymn to John’s Gospel) It is possible to place glass shards in the bottom of a piece...

hooded


We all have our themes; things to which we go back over and over again as if those people around us haven’t heard the thousand times we have said that same “old thing he says so often.” We all have those oft repeated mantras which we say so frequently that...

ritual, ceremony and a bad dream


Today I heard Richard Rohr say that the difference between ritual and ceremony is that ritual lets in the darkness.  It felt so true that for a few beats I could not breathe.  He said that in ceremony there is praise and thanksgiving but there is no darkness allowed, no...