In every child God comes down to earth. In every child the 'promise' of God is repeated. Every child is nurtured by the Holy Spirit - that mysterious, creative and healing essence we call Life. The Christ Child is the symbol of our human potentiality; like the oak in the acorn.
- Rev David Doel
by Jef Jones
‘I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you Which shall be the darkness of God’
T.S. Elliot, Four Quartets
The darkness of God is a surprising idea. We tend to think of darkness as a met-aphor for evil or suffering, and at this time of year we try to keep it at bay with festivals of light. The bright lights of Bonfire Night and Christmas bring us together and lift our spirits.