Quintessential Quaker

A quote chosen by a member for discussion each Sunday.

July 5 “Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller 1880–1968 (Blinded and deafened by a childhood illness, graduated cum laude from college, and went on to distinguish herself as an author, lecturer and administrator.)

June 28 “The PEACE we seek cannot be brought about through a struggle for dominance in military or economic power.  It can be won only through peaceful means.  Peace built on the unhappiness and sacrifice of others is a meaningless sham.  What’s needed is to create a world in which people of all races and nations can enjoy peace and happiness.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhism Day by Day

June 21 God the “Father”

June 14  “Life is a series of passageways we choose largely on faith and a healthy dose of hope.  We hope that the hallway of our choosing leads us to magic: the inexplicable, the sudden, the uncontained.  Not so that we can capture, hold it, make it our own–but just so we can feel it, even for an instant.  Feel it and know the truth that the universe itself is magic.  Hope that by our believing, our blind trust, our inherent innocence. someday, sometime, somewhere, that magic will
become us, even fleetingly, and we touch the face of God.” ~ Richard Wagamese, Embers

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