Rev. Moon’s Message for February 19, 2023

Dear friends of Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church,

Our monthly virtual book study group meets this Sunday, February 19 at 1 PM (and every third Sunday of the month).  We have been studying “Devotional Classics” by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith. This month we will discuss the work of John of the Cross, “The Dark Night of the Soul”.  The chapter invites us to think about the ‘Dark night’ we experience in our spiritual journey. The author invites us to think about what we see in the dark night? The author invites us to go beyond our feeling of disappointment and discouragement. The author emphasizes, ‘God is nearer us than we are to ourselves’. Yet I confess to you that I was somewhat uncomfortable with the author’s language, and the chapter left me with many questions to ponder.

We love to hear your thoughts on “the dark night of the soul.” 

On Sunday, join our book study on Zoom:

—Rev. Chuck Moon

A version of this message appeared in the Friday, February 17, 2023 version of Tidbits.