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What is love?

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“What is love? What shall I say of it, or how shall I in words express its nature? It is the sweetness of life; it is the sweet, tender, melting nature of God, flowing up through his seed of life … Continue reading

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Mysticism exists in all religions…

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“Mysticism exists in all religions; every great world religion has its mystical sect or groups. What the Quakers, as mystics, are to Christianity, the Zen (or Chan) sect is to Buddhism, the Yogis are to Hinduism, the Sufis to Mohammedanism, … Continue reading

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There is a Quiet, Open Place…

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“There is a quiet, open place in the depths of the mind, to which we can go many times in the day and lift up our soul in praise, thankfulness and conscious unity. With practise this God-ward turn of the … Continue reading

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It Is Perfectly Appropriate

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“In the context of Quaker worship, it is perfectly appropriate for any person in the congregation to speak a timely word from the Lord.” Richard James Foster 1942- is a Christian theologian and author in the Quaker tradition, best known … Continue reading

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For, when I came into the silent assemblies…

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“For, when I came into the silent assemblies of God’s people, I felt a secret power among them, which touched my heart; and as I gave way unto it I found the evil weakening in me and the good raised … Continue reading

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May There Be Peace – A Villanelle

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Soon, soon, here in this place, may there be peace. Hear our prayer, Inner Light of great and small: Help us make violence end and bloodshed cease. May we, though given so much to caprice, Be still long enough to … Continue reading

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What Do Quakers Believe?

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Historically there can be no question but that the Society began as a Society of Christians, and for the most part of its life the Christian basis was accepted without demur by its members However, a Society lives in its … Continue reading

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Give Over Thine Own Willing…

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“Give over thine own willing; give over thine own running; give over thine own desiring to know or to be any thing, and sink down to the seed which God sows in the heart, and let that grow in thee, … Continue reading

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The One Cornerstone of Belief…

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“The one cornerstone of belief upon which the Society of Friends is built is the conviction that God does indeed communicate with each one of the spirits He has made, in a direct and living inbreathing of some measure of … Continue reading

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Be Patterns, Be Examples

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“Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations, wherever you come, that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that … Continue reading

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