Quintessential Quaker

A quote chosen by a member for discussion each Sunday. May’s quotes chosen by Carol W.

May 16 The ability to love yourself is intimately related to your capacity to love others. The challenge is creating a life that allows you to fulfill both needs. ~ Bishop Michael Curry

May 9 Our prayer may be noisy and expressive, or it may be very quiet. It may be the kind of prayer that depends on listening in stillness and silence with complete attention: listening to the crickets as they pulse at night, listening to the rain as it falls, listening to our breath as we breathe God in and breathe God out, listening to the inner voice of love that is always sounding in our heart. ~ Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

May 2 Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now. Love mercy now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.  ~ The Talmud

April 25 Whatever kindness you do has a ripple effect. Even just picking up a piece of trash is an electrically charged emission.  The frequency that you radiate, that you emit, is picked up over distance. It adds to the collective…even when we don’t know we’re doing it. ~ Alexandra Meadors (interview with Laura Walker, Aug. 5, 2014)

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