From Sunday 14 April 2019 - 12:15pm
To Sunday 12 May 2019 - 01:15pm
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Thirty-five people are meeting in small groups throughout Lent to discuss Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven Blessings for Soulful Skeptics (and Other Wanderers) by Eric Elnes, on Wednesdays and Sundays through April 14. Many others are reading along on their own. Cindy Mueller and Clare Gromoll will draw on the book in worship services throughout Lent as well.
From the book cover: Though commonly understood as a place to be feared and avoided, the Dark Wood is the surest place to meet God. It is a place where you may feel uncertain, empty, lost, tempted, and alone. Yet these feelings—these gifts of the Dark Wood—can be your greatest assets on your journey because they invite you to probe, question, and discover. According to the ancients, you don't need to be a saint or spiritual master to experience profound awakening. You don't even have to be “above average.” All you really need to be is struggling.