If love flows through us, then we can’t possess it. And if love flows through us, then we can’t take credit for allowing it to do so.
Vocal ministry about the relative unimportance of special spiritual experiences.
Abiding in worship’s deep silence, our moral certainties suspended in trusting openness to the spirit that was in Jesus, we experience judgment in truth here and now.
Part 5, “Vocal Ministry,” of Section II (“The Life of the Spirit”) of Quaker Faith & Practice for the 21st Century.
A brief message, first given during Quaker worship, in appreciation of Jack Sharp and his invitation to service.
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.
The possibility of faith and hope as Paul understood them has ended for us not in the eschaton but in its failure. But for us, too, love does not fail. […]