EXPLORATION OF SPIRIT/GOD
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 3:30 p.m. & Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 11:30 a.m. (via Zoom).
We will read and consider the text on the following page on “Seeking Spirit” from the New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM) Faith and Practice: https://www.nyym.org/book/seeking-spirit.
“There is a really deep well inside me. And in it dwells God. Sometimes I am there, too. But more often stones and grit block the well, and God is buried beneath. Then He must be dug out again.” – Lucretia Mott (1793 – 1880) in Margaret Hope Bacon, Valiant Friend, 1980
“There is that of God in everyone. This principle of the Inward Light, the Christ Within, illumines for us every corner of religion, philosophy, ethics, morals, daily living, social relationships, and international relations.
Before we can express this faith to others, whether in words or in deeds, we must first experience the reality of the Inward Light in our own souls. Then we are released to be faithful to this Spirit. The corporate and personal disciplines Friends have used are the means by which we have found and experienced the presence of God. Through these disciplines we have been able to remain faithful in our witness to the world.”
“Cast aside, now, thy burdensome cares and put away thy toilsome business. Yield room for some little time to God.” – Anselm (1033-1109), Proslogium
““Seek, and ye shall find,” said Jesus. From the beginning Friends have emphasized the search. We do not have the whole truth. But we can search diligently for understanding and use some of the guides that help us grow toward the Light.”
Zoom connection information for this event is as follows: Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92398341668 (Meeting ID: 994 4553 2926).
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