Mind the Light: Learning to See with Spiritual Eyesby J. Brent Bill
Have you ever noticed how sunflowers track with the sunlight throughout the summer? That’s not unusual, explains Brent Bill. All of God’s creation moves toward the Light – flowers, trees, even human beings. Light sets a Midwestern sunset apart from a western desert sunset, a Goya portrait from a John Singer Sargent portrait, a joyful spirit from a mournful one. Light is all around – and within – us. We can’t live without it.
This profound little book invites readers to see both their inner and outer lives with spiritual “eyes.” To “mind the light” is a Quaker practice of learning to see God’s light both around and inside us. Depending on its strength, tone, and slant – light changes how we perceive the world and other people. Depending on how we respond to it, illumination can help us grow in appreciation of the soulful things of life. Minding the Light invites readers of all backgrounds to explore the connectedness between inner vision and outer perception, between the life of the soul and the everyday life before us.
Praise for J. Brent Bill’s work
“Bill’s writing enhances the engaging content of the book. This book is what a text would look like if E. B. White had written theology.” —The Alban Institute
“J. Brent Bill is recognized as one of today’s most important communicators of the spirituality of the Quaker tradition.” —Spirituality & Health
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