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Darren Fred | Light Upon Light: The Strange Guest

Darren Fred | Light Upon Light: The Strange Guest

For the Advent season, we will be using the book Light Upon Light by Sarah Arthur as a guide. Each component of the service will be taken from that book.   Opening Prayer:   O Thou, whose glorious, yet contracted light, Wrapped in a night’s mantle, stole into a manger; Since my dark soul and brutish is thy right, To Man of all beasts be not Thou a stranger…   Text: Luke 2:22-35   Literary Selection: Nativity by Li-Young Lee In the dark, a child might ask, What is the world? just to hear his sister promise, An unfinished wing of heaven, just to hear his brother say, A house inside a house, but most of all to hear his mother answer, One more song, then you go to sleep.   How could anyone in that bed guess the question finds its beginning in the answer long growing inside the one who asked, that restless boy the night's darling?   Later, a man lying awake, he might ask it again, just to hear the silence charge him, This night arching over your sleepless wondering.   this night, the near g