Christmas – tis a season of good will? Or is it? Christmas confronts us as much challenge and is does joy.
Our world is ever more polarised, economically, politically and within communities and families. The Independent recently run a front-page article called ‘THE GREAT DIVIDE’ where it highlighted that…
- SPENDING SPREE – consumers set for record Christmas spree whilst mortgage approvals rise
- POVERTY GROWS – desperate families turning to St Vincent de Paul as 11,000 unable to find home.
And into this divided and polarised world it can be difficult to find hope. Is there hope? Are we helpless and hopeless? Can these challenges be overcome? Is there light in this dark world the gospel writer John when he reflected on the meaning of Christmas wrote “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).
Finding hope in our modern world
As we think about Christmas, the great divide and where we can find hope we are going to hold a one-off Intro discussion event on Monday 17th December, 7.00 – 8.30pm at Granthams Cafe, Camden Street, Dublin 8. During the evening, along with mince pies and mulled wine, we’ll explore the questions
- Is there hope?
- Is there a light that outshines the darkness?
- Why is there such darkness in our world?
- What part can we play in fighting the darkness and bringing light?
As ever the evening will contain
- Discussion on tables
- Some refreshments – mulled wine and mince pies
- A personal story
- A short talk (to provoke discussion)
Everyone is welcome, whatever your background or beliefs. Intro is a place where we discuss the big questions of life, even debate them, but remain courteous and respectful of one another’s views. The only rule we have is ‘no question is too simple, no question is too feisty’. The discussions can continue at the bleeding horse afterwards too! 🙂
Do sign up to the online Meet Up too – https://www.meetup.com/The-Intro-Course-Dublin-Lifes-Big-Questions/ or just turn up