A 21st-century adaptation of George Fox’s Epistle CXXX, “To all Friends, to dwell in the truth, the life of God, the light, &c.” (1656).
“I tell you truly, truly: if one is never born from water and spirit, one is not able to go into the kingdom of God.” How might Quakers understand that saying? The creation story in Genesis offers one possibility.
The Bible grants to human beings in general neither dominion over nature nor the status of child of God.
[W]ithin us is a relational spirit that “never consents” to selfishness. That holy spirit, which we tend to repress, constantly critiques our attitudes and actions, … wanting to awaken us to the divine power and wisdom waiting in our hearts.
In 1652, Margaret Fell heard George Fox preach and felt her life change profoundly. This post offers a contextual paraphrase of Fell’s account with commentary.
The Synoptic tradition relates that when Jesus was asked, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” he pointed to his praxis, his deeds of compassion and liberation.
George Fox’s poignant letter on the celebration of marriage, written over 300 years ago, is here arranged in verse form and paraphrased for contemporary readers.