Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

When faced with fear, turn to love instead...

...Jesus could do no more than to recommend to the Comforter, which was the light in him. 'God is light, and in him is no darkness at all; and if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another.' Because the light is one in all, and therefore it binds us together in the bonds of love; for it is not only light, but love--that love which casts out all fear. So that they who dwell in God dwell in love, and they are constrained to walk in it...
Elias Hicks - in Chester PA, from a description of him by Walt Whitman,
Christian forgiveness is not putting a good name on a bad thing, or saying a bad thing did not happen, but it is not letting it get in the way of the relationship.
Sally Scott, Devises, Wiltshire, England
"Let your heart not be troubled, neither let it be afraid." --John 14:27
and when all else fails, do as a friend of mine does... play secret agent.


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