10 Those who enter into God's rest also cease from their labours as God did from his.
11 Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest.
Found in the newsletter of St Matthew's-in -the-city [of Auckland].
Welcome darkness. Don't be afraid of it or deny it. Darkness brings relief from the blinding sun, from scorching heat, from exhausting labor. Night signals permission to rest, to be with our loved ones, to conceive new life, to search our hearts, to remember our dreams. The dark of winter is a time of hibernation. Seeds grow in the dark, fertile earth.
The words black and dark don't need to be destroyed or ignored, only balanced and reclaimed in their wholeness. The words white and light don't need to be destroyed or ignored, only balanced and reclaimed in their wholeness. Imagine a world that had only light — or dark.
We need both. Dark and light. Light and dark.
- Jacqui James