The Dark Night of our Nation’s Soul

Using Afflictions for Greater Spiritual Growth. Photo Credit: Josh Earle @joshearle

Could our nation be emerging from our Dark Night?

Dorothy’s Dark Night

Could our nation’s dark night of the soul be the impetus to a turning point in our civilization?

These times are reminiscent of Isaiah’s Old Testament “swords to plowshares” sentiment. In Hebrew, the word (אֵת‎ ’êṯ ) plowshares symbolize creative tools that benefit humankind. Sword (war and destruction) to plowshare (building and growing).

You may not be seeing it on the news, but there’s so much pent-up goodness in the world waiting to be released!

People, It’s time for our Luke Skywalker soul to rise up!

“Faith is not a belief. Faith is what is left when your beliefs have all been blown to hell. Faith is in the heart, while beliefs are in the head. Experiences, even spiritual experiences, come and go. As long as you base your faith on experience, your faith is going to be constantly flickering, because your experiences keep changing.”

2nd Step

It’s the 2nd step that will stretch us.

The Metamorphosis

To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly.

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