Sixth Month 21

As Light Is Sown

We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. … – 1 John 4:13-19 (NIV)

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This description of the Christ Within puts the focus on the Holy Spirit, which is soon coupled with God’s love – or what I identify as Universal Love as embodied in the Logos or Word invoked at the beginning of the gospel of John.

The Spirit of Christ, dwelling within us, opens to us a life that is expressly prophetic. This is not a life of self-will or an affirmation we receive from the world. Rather, it is a life dedicated fully to obedience (“listening”) and surrender to the Holy Spirit. As Friends say, this turning is to the Inward Light or the Christ Within.

The Scriptures are filled with examples of this prophetic life. From the beginning, God has provided oracles…

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