Quakers and the Light

At the heart of the Quaker way of knowing God is the experience of the Light, the divine inward illumination and guidance that was known by early Friends as the Light of Christ within.  This is the Light referred to in John 1:9, The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.  Early Quakers urged everyone to become Children of the Light.

What is this Light?

A delightful short YouTube video in the QuakerSpeak series shows nine contemporary Friends describing the Light and their experience of it.


Quakers and the Light: What has been your experience of the Light?

© 2014 Marcelle Martin





About friendmarcelle

A Quaker writer, teacher, workshop leader, and spiritual director, I've traveled widely to facilitate workshops and retreats about the spiritual journey. I'm the author of Our Life is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey, and A Guide to Faithfulness Groups.
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3 Responses to Quakers and the Light

  1. elizaga says:

    Thank you for that post and link. Watching now…

  2. Jon Watts says:

    Thanks for posting this Marcelle! So grateful for your participation!

  3. elizaga says:

    Hi again,

    A very good video! I loved the mix of voices and your central part.

    How are you? How are the house and garden as summer unfolds?


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