peace and goodwill to all.
modern day quakers MUST defend our heart held truth with courage and steadfastness no matter what persecution that steadfastness may bring.
yet we must always be mindful that what our hearts folds as true in this instant may yield to a still greater Truth in the next.
our personal religious beliefs need to be 100% square with the information given to human kind that is found in the gosple records until such time as we show to Our Father that we are Loyal Followers of His Sons Way -
and then we should expect our congenital;y present Holy Sprint to become matured with in us now unobstructed and unimpeded to guide us in-person and in community to what where when and how we are to bring Our Savior Brothers Love, Truth , and Light .
we must always turn the other cheek to those that will strike us and give our jacket too to those that demand our shirt-but none of us are required to watch any of these things befall a fellow human being / aware sensitive creature.
i do not and i hope no follower / practitioner of Our Savior Brothers Way of perfect love would stand by and watch ether!
i myself hold to keeping the sabbath day of est as best as i am able NOT because moses was given hat direction-but because Our Savior Brother kept it and it is Him i follow and hope to emulate as best as my near feeble self is able to.
i keep the impotence and helpfulness of " holy images" as teaching tools because i know many can not read and each picture can be worth 1000 words-
i keep to Our Savior Brothers weekly thursday evening " redemption/ perpetual forgiveness supper" , i agree with mr fox's sunday morning programed worship service , and i would like to see a pathway to call for " impotent/ urgent " gatherings in Our Savior Brothers Name as well as for time to impromptu celebrations of Our Mighty Father/ Our Savior Brother Mighty Love for us all and all they that came before us as well as all that may still come after us too.
however i believe democratic principles talking account of every member of each other modern day quakers persona and community to follow your own hearts word in these matter because in the end it is each living hearts relationship with The Heart of The Universe that matter above all else-
we can not love and be faithful for any other heart but our own and no one can do these works for us.
thanks for reading this-
your comments are welcome and appreciated.
peter the roman
ps the following link holds my original posting were i declare myself to be a modern day quaker and invite all others no matter there current faith/ faithlessness to consider become one too.