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.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Quakers and Holidays

Today, a few decades ago today, a fellow named Hoffman ingested LSD and a generation dropped out, tuned in and fell down, one hundred years ago,this week San Francisco fell down when the earth gave a shake like a wet dog, and two thousand years ago, Yeshua's spirit could not be contained in a grave, wether thee believes his body rose, or like Dr. King, and Gandhi, there are some souls that can't be silenced by murder.

We Friends are not big on holidays. Yet I sometimes long for those faiths that can say, on this day we remember, remember to... forgive, to atone, to clean, we do what we need to do to acknowledge how easy it is to just not do it.

It should be, that we Friends are called to live these holidays every day... I invite us to be that, on this day, that the grave could not hold him.


At 8:44 AM, Blogger Don said...

You Friends bless us with your presence and witness to the Christ among us always. You are a continuing active witness for peace from the Prince of Peace. Being peace is more than celebrating it. Easter is a great holiday, but there is more to the Easter message than celebration of an ideal. It is the living of the ideal everyday. Peace.


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