After air, light is the dimension of our experience of the natural world that is the most intangible. It’s invisible, but without it we can’t see anything. It’s like God: God is invisible, but without God we can’t see anything or relate to anything. Without God, we have no being.

– Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE


Way of Love: Daily Practice

Read The Third Song of Isaiah (BCP 87). Sit silently. Invite God to speak through this reading.


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5 Comments

  1. Ann Drake on March 2, 2020 at 9:34 am

    We cannot see without darkness and light. Shadows define the shape that light helps us see. Pure light is blinding; just as pure darkness renders us blind.

    • Katherine on March 4, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Love this observation! So accurate!

  2. Betsy on March 2, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    You have made my darkness bright. I’t’s as if we need one to
    experience the other. To simply trust that out of one will come the other.

  3. JoAnne on March 3, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    How do I get to the Third Song of Isaiah? What does BCP mean?

    • Reviewer on March 4, 2020 at 9:19 am

      Thank you for the question, as others have also posed the same one, and we are grateful to learn areas where we may be more thorough in explanations in future offerings.

      “BCP” is an abbreviation for the Book of Common Prayer, the shared prayer and office book of the Episcopal Church (every church in the Anglican Communion uses some version of the BCP).

      Each Monday in Lent – the “Learn” day on our Way of Love cycle – we will point readers to a text to study, which is found in the Book of Common Prayer.

      This week, we selected the Third Song of Isaiah, which is located among the readings for Morning Prayer, in this case on page 87 of the book (the number in parentheses each week will indicate the page of the BCP on which you can find the text). This week’s prayer / song comes from the book of Isaiah (ch. 60, vs. 1-3; 11; 14; 18-19). And since it’s the third song that occurs in that biblical book, it’s commonly called “The Third Song of Isaiah.”

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