Monday, September 14, 2009

Quaker Wisdom for Today

"…, oh, how sweet and pleasant it is to the truly spiritual eye to see the several sorts of believers, several forms of Christians in the school of Christ, every one learning their own lesson, performing their own peculiar service, and knowing, owning, and loving one another in their several places and different performances to their Master, to whom they are to give an account, and not to quarrel with one another about their different practices. For this is the true ground of love and unity, not that such a man walks and does just as I do, but because I feel the same Spirit and life in him, and that he walks in his rank, in his own order, in his proper way and place of subjection to that: and this is far more pleasing to me than if he walked just in that track wherein I walk."

-- Isaac Penington


Nate said...

Great! Once more. It is hard to assess how much damage the Roman drive to orthodoxy, paralleling the drive to power, has done in the Christian world..... but it is vast.

Dale Graves said...
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Dale Graves said...

Sorry, the other posting had a really bad spelling error. Anyhoo, I just wanted to encourage you to keep these postings coming. I feel blessed when reading them.