This time of year, around the winter solstice, we are faced with the longest, darkest nights of the year, and the shortest days. It can be hard for some people to feel joyful or celebratory at this time of year -- which can make the holidays jarring for some. In this short, bonus episode of "Fooling with Scripture," I talk a bit about that, with reference to Isaiah 45 and Luke 1. Check it out:
If you want to hear the full version of Pat's song -- which you should -- you can listen to it on SoundCloud:
As I mentioned, Pat has very generously offered this song as a free download, but writes that "if you want to support people who are working to realize Mary's vision, consider giving to the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State.
I also mentioned my work with Georgetown Ministry Center. From now until the end of the year, first time donations of $30 are being matched, dollar for dollar -- click here to donate.
And I'd be remiss to mention "the treasures of darkness" without mentioning Barbara Brown Taylor's fantastic book Learning to Walk in the Dark -- you can read more about her book and the treasures of darkness here.