Quintessential Quaker

A quote chosen by a member for discussion each Sunday. September’s quotes contributed by Pat G; October’s by George W.


October 17 “In the gathered meeting the sense is present that a new Life and Power has entered our midst. We are in communication with one another because we are being communicated to, and through, by the Divine presence.” ~ Thomas Kelly


October 10 “O There is a spirit which I feel delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end.” ~ James Nayler


October 3 “The spiritual life has many sources of nourishment, among them the companionship of other seekers, the pleasures of solitude and silence, keeping faith as we wait for leading, experiencing the confirmation of having followed the leadings we have been given, and times of testing. In each of these, when I know I am being nourished and nurtured, I know something of joy. And there are other times I receive joy – as a gift of serenity, balance, deep happiness, and I know this is good for my spirit now and through the rest of my life.
When we share about the spiritual life, let us not be afraid to say what we know. Let us not, above all, be afraid to share the fact of joy, the gifts of joy. Joy is finally the greatest source of nourishment for the spiritual life, because it is God’s greatest gift to us.” ~ Paul Lacey, 1995

September 26 “Relationships move at the speed of trust, but social change moves at the speed of relationships.” ~ Jennifer Bailey, Faith Matters Network, and Greater Bethel AME Church in Nashville, Tennessee.


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