Tranquility with Tea
Reflection – The Many Faces of Evil
Either the Darkness alters –
Or something in the sight
Adjusts itself to Midnight –
And Life steps almost straight. ~Emily Dickinson
Like beauty, evil is a reality that exists in the eye of the beholder. With its shades of sin and suffering, evil may be viewed as the breaking of a religious law, as the inner nature of humanity, as a demon or a devil, or as the absence of good, love, or truth. Evil has been seen as an energy balanced against good, and as an integral presence necessary to teach people and to enable them to grow spiritually. As such, evil sometimes morphs into good and vice versa. As part of our service, we will touch theological, artistic, and psychological aspects of evil and its role in life’s journey.
Our prayerful Meditation and Contemplation will be created and offered by Andy Crosland. Andy is a retired professor of English from USC-Upstate as well as retired from the Haden Institute of Spiritual Direction. He currently serves on the S.T.A.R. Board and Executive Committee as Treasurer and Newsletter Editor.
A portion of the offering has been designated for Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network – honoring Andy for sharing his creative energy with us.