For this spiritual practice, you are invited to engage with the writing of an early Quaker using the process of lectio divina.
Settle into centered silence and slowly read the quotation below 2-3 times, or listen several times to the audio track by Quaker musician Paulette Meier.
As you return to contemplative silence, pay attention to the word, phrase, or idea seems most “alive” for you in the quotation. How does the text speak to you?
“Our life is love, our life is peace, our life is tenderness and bearing with each other, and forgiving one another and not laying accusations one against another; but praying for each other and helping each other up with a tender hand.”
-Isaac Penington, 1667