Keith Saylor talks about connecting with the spiritual message of a 17th century Friend: “It is such a blessing to know and share the inward manifestation of eternal life with the early Quakers through inward witness. The Presence within is sufficient, freedom from the outward ways.”
Cherice Bock continues her series on food and ecology: “Although Friends don’t practice the physical sacraments, seeing all of life as a sacrament, I like to broaden the ameliorated ounce of grape juice and pasty wafer into all food encounters. I take in the good gift of life, health and energy in the food I eat.”
Keep it clean everybody
My 8yo didn’t appreciate me kicking it old school as I rapped out everyone’s dinner choices. I had to prove that the beat came from a real song. Sugarhill Gang - Rapper’s Delight (by hiphoponwax)
New on @quakerspeak: Quaker Justimore Musombi was a pastor in Kenya. That is, until he came out of the closet. Now he can’t go home. His heartbreaking story is this week’s QuakerSpeak.
Barbara Smith thinks so over on the QuakerQuaker forums:
As I roam around the web I see many people drawn to reading about Plain dress and simple lifestyles… Are we tired yet of being passive consumers whose only reason for existence is to earn enough money to hand it back to those who make the “stuff” we supposedly have always needed and wanted?
Among Friends John bemoans those times when the ministry just isn’t cutting it:
I couldn’t leave them unless God reassigned me – they’re my tribe. But I’d looked for food, and gotten sawdust and sand. I longed to hear something said among them that I wasn’t hearing, and the Holy Spirit was not opening my mouth to say it myself.