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“LOOK LOWER” Grace in Affliction with Weil & Nightbirde – Brad Jersak

How do we experience God in the midst of affliction? Where is the light during the "dark night of the soul?" Where do we stand (or kneel) as we wait for a dawn that seems so slow to come, if it ever will? Those who experience chronic physical, emotional, or spiritual pain know the temptation of despair and may feel like they're drowning in it. When religious rituals, spiritual practices, or affirming deconstruction makes breathing no easier, where do we go? Where is God? "When you can't see him, look lower" (Nightbirde). PINCERS: Simone Weil According to Simone Weil, the French philosopher-mystic, among the greatest of human dilemmas ...