Turning Out The Lights
Exploring The Themes Of Light And Darkness As Metaphors

  • Leader: Pen Wilcock
  • Date: Wednesday 18th October, 10:00 - 16:00

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"I will give you treasures of darkness and riches hidden in mystery" Isaiah 45.3

Loss and bereavement, loneliness depression and grief, can be experienced as being plunged into darkness. We will work with the text in Isaiah 45.3 "I will give you treasures of darkness and riches hidden in mystery", to consider the experience of darkness as a place of nurture and growth of new life; the child in the womb, the seed in the earth, the restfulness of the house at night lit only by the moon.

We'll consider what it might mean to "turn out the lights" as renunciation or withdrawal - from the glare of footlights, city lights, searchlights, into the quietness of twilight and starlight.

"Turning out the lights" as we age, accepting increasing limitations and retirement.

"Turning out the lights" as we live with the dismay of broken promises or broken relationships, learning to find our night vision as we make the journey of faith without even a torch in our hands.

If you wish to stay longer, or start your stay earlier, please contact us about availability.