Advent 2021: The Way of Light


On the way to God the difficulties

feel like being ground by a millstone,

like night coming at noon, like

lightning through the clouds.

But don’t worry!

What must come, comes.

Face everything with love,

as your mind dissolves in God.”

(Lal Ded)

Faith is often clarified and joy-filled hindsight — after we have experienced our experiences.

But the path ahead still demands walking in trust, risk, and various degrees of darkness.

Henceforth, you will remember in the darkness what you once experienced in the light.

But the path ahead will always be a necessary mixture of darkness and light.”

(Richard Rohr: “The Naked Now”)

Photography: Saskia Kidd @oraetdecora

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