As children, from wherever the reasons stem, we worry about monsters under our bed or the boogieman in our closet. We are taught to hate – or at least fear – the darkness. After all, God calls us to the light. We are people of the light.
She draws from her experience and encourages that we should enter the darkness head-on. To fear it gives it power. Further, there are many wonderful things that feed on the darkness until they are ready to emerge.
I explore this idea in more detail in a recent Sojourners Post. When have you experienced the darkness? What lessons and insights did you learn?