The Dying of the Light

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Following on from our meetings so far this autumn, this time Alex led a guided meditation on how we can deal with the ‘dying of the light’. November is a time of remembering and thinking about loss: from Halloween and All Souls Day at the beginning of the month, through Armistice Day/Remembrance Sunday in the middle, to the Remembrance Day for Lost Species at the end. For those of us who care about justice – both environmental and social – these feel like dark and scary days. How, then, might we live well in them? To borrow from Dylan Thomas’s poem, do we rage against the dying of the light, or just go gentle into that good night? What is the way of God, especially in the light of Jesus’ sayings: “Blessed are those who mourn,” and “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice?”

 

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