Quintessential Quaker

A quote chosen by a member for discussion each Sunday.


January 19 “All of us all over the world are cells in the body of humanity.  You are not separate from your fellow humans and you cannot find harmony for yourself alone.  You can only find harmony when you realize the oneness of all and work for the good of all.” Peace Pilgrim

“Ubuntu” is a Zulu word meaning “a person is a person through another person”.     


January 12 “A wider perspective leads to serenity and equanimity. It does not mean we don’t have strength to confront a problem, but we can confront it with creativity and compassion rather than rigid reactivity.  When we take the perspective of others we can empathize with them.” Dali Lama & Desmond Tutu


January 5 “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you……..
For God is good to the ungrateful and the wicked.   Be merciful just as your Father is merciful. ”  Luke 6


December 29 “A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself” Fr. Joseph Dovari

Think about Christmas with the birth… his life and then the resurrection reminds us of all he has done for us.  Stay focused on Jesus not just at Christmas but all year and look for ways to share his blessings with others.  Perhaps even through your own blessing tree.
Joanie Yoder


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