Grounded in Love:
Advent Hope in a Dark Season
with Bill Redfield
Monday, December 14, 2020 from 7:30 to 9 pm (EST)
“The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it,” These simple words of faith echo up through our collective history and speak a truth that is deeper than any one moment in time. Long before the Christian story, humankind spent the darkening days of the solar year yearning for the light. What is the interplay between light and darkness, death and resurrection? What is yearning to be born in the darkness?
The Wisdom tradition winds through many paths, but each path speaks to this fundamental experience of humankind—darkness and light. How can these voices speak to us today, in our world, in the darkness of the season, in this time in our collective lives of pandemic and divisiveness? Where is the common ground of love?
As the days grow shorter and the pressures of pandemic and our own collective shadow grow stronger, we look for a hope to lighten the way forward through this challenging time. Through guided meditation, small group discussion, and plenary questions and answers, we will work together to see beyond the immediate, bringing both our common history and our destiny to better understand the present.
A link to this event will be made available closer to the date.
Bill Redfield has been an Episcopal priest for over 40 years. He also holds a Master’s in Social Work and spent the first half of his adult life as a licensed clinical social worker. Following that, he served an Episcopal parish in Fayetteville, NY, for nearly 20 years. Bill is committed to advancing a Wisdom Christianity. He was the creative force behind the founding of Wisdom House, an inter-spiritual home for Wisdom and contemplative practice in Central New York. Currently residing in New Hampshire, Bill is actively engaged in sharing the wonders of Wisdom Christianity through Wisdom Schools, virtual retreats, and Wisdom Mentoring.
Learn more about Bill’s work at williamredfield.com
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