Quintessential Quaker

A quote chosen by a member for discussion each Sunday. October’s quotations chosen by Carol W, September’s by Cathy S.

October 2 The Oneness of each to all through God is real, objective, existential. It is an eternal relationship which is shared in by every stick and stone and bird and beast and saint and sinner of the universe. On all, the wooing love of God falls urgently, persuadingly. ~from A TESTAMENT OF DEVOTION by Thomas Kelley

September 25 Real values are not learned. They form.  They form from inside out.  They cannot be imposed…. So the essence of our ethical development must be the meeting  – the meeting with its silence.  How else can we learn, with such intensity, how to be here now? ~Alfred K. LaMotte 1982

September 18 Do we pray, or does God pray through us?  I know not.  All I can say is, prayer is taking place, and we are graciously permitted to be with the orbit. ~Daily Readings from Quaker Writings Ancient and Modern.

September 11 Worry is not concern. It is the useless mulling over the past and/or being apprehensive about the future.  This is obviously a lack of faith.  If you will do all you humanly can to improve a situation and then will leave the rest to God, you are exercising your faith. ~Peace Pilgrim. 1980

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