Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quaker Wisdom for Today

In silence which is active, the Inner Light begins to glow - a tiny spark. For the flame to be kindled and to grow, subtle argument and the clamour of our emotions must be stilled. It is by an attention full of love that we enable the Inner Light to blaze and illuminate our dwelling and to make of our whole being a source from which this Light may shine out.
-- Pierre Lacout

Pierre Lacout was born in 1923 in the south of France. He was a priest of the Carmelite Order before becoming a Quaker in 1964. The above is translated from his book God Is Silence (Dieu est Silence).

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