Reading & Discussion (Sat, Sep 12, 2020)

>>>>Reading & Discussion (Sat, Sep 12, 2020)

ACTIVE QUIETISM

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 3:30 p.m. (via Zoom).

This ‘Reading & Discussion’ will discuss “Active Quietism” from the blog Amor vincat (Love Wins) by Brian Drayton. Drayton attends Souhegan Friends Meeting (Allowed), which is part of Weare Monthly Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting. A science educator and an ecologist, as well as a Quaker, his blog post “Active Quaker quietists not a paradox” quotes from William Penn:

“True godliness don’t turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavours to mend it; not to hide their candle under a bushel, but to set it upon a table in a candlestick. Besides, it is a selfish invention; and that can never be the way of taking up the cross, which the true cross is therefore taken up to subject. But again, this humour runs away by itself, and leaves the world behind to be lost; Christians should keep the helm, and guide the vessel to its port; not meanly steal out at the stern of the world, and leave those that are in it without a pilot, to be driven by the fury of evil times, upon the rock or sand of ruin.”

Sources:

  • Drayton, Brian (2019, January 31). “Active Quaker quietists not a paradox”, Amor vincat blog. Retrieved September 5, 2020 from: https://amorvincat.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/active-quaker-quietists-not-a-paradox/

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