Risk Rap

Rapping About a World at Risk

Solstice Solace

Today marks the winter solstice.   It is the longest night of the year.  Often we believe that the darkness and trials that have occupied our lives will never end.  We think them to be permanent fixtures that have taken up residence in our lives.  Its easy to forget about the light.

The Torah recounts the stories of Moses leading his people through the barren desert.  Time after time the ancient ones were challenged with hardship.  They would cry out their complaint bemoaning their circumstance.   Some wished to return to the bondage of slavery rather then to continue to suffer the privation born from freedom.

I believe that faith helps empower us to perceive the infinite wisdom of God’s compassion continuously at work in our lives.  An active willingness to receive the grace of light is a necessary precondition to lift the vale of darkness.  Our ability to discern and a willingness to take action will lead to deliverance from misfortune and privation only if we are open to receive the gift of grace. Understand that the light emanates from many unexpected sources and may light paths to destinations and places that are unfamiliar to us.  Trusting that the light will reemerge in our lives will lead to an enlightened state of acceptance and a deep sense of profound gratitude.

Beware of darkness beloved.  Trust in the light.

Peace be with you on this winter night.

You Tube Music Video: George Harrison,  Beware of Darkness

Risk: complacency, reticence, cynicism, surrender to hopelessness, capitulation

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December 21, 2009 - Posted by | Bible, faith, holiday, psychology, seasons | , , , , ,

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