Roger Vincent Jasaitis's Blog – 4th mo. 2015 Archive (4)

Culture of Militarism

I was speaking with college students recently about the culture of militarism in the United States. To quote Joseph Gainza of Marshfield, who led the American Friends Service Committee in Vermont for over 15 years and who founded Vermont Action for Peace, “(one way) of looking at other people, social problems, and even the planet itself, which has become a…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 4th mo. 24, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

We are the Church

Have you ever wondered why we don't call our Friends Meeting a Church? George Fox, one of the founders of The Society of Friends (Quakers), used to call the Churches in England steeple houses. His idea, radical at the time, was that the Church is the people.

There is a Zen Buddhist proverb that says; The Zen that is at the top of a mountain, is…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 4th mo. 16, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

First Day Reflections on "The Bread of Life"

I saw this message on a plaque recently; Grace isn’t a little prayer you say before a meal. It’s a way to live. Do you give thanks or say Grace before “breaking bread”? Where does this custom come from? This painting Saying Grace from Norman Rockwell speaks to the way that a lot of people feel about this practice.

Isn’t it fascinating…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 4th mo. 10, 2015 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

Bread of Life

I have a tradition of baking Polish Easter bread (babka) for Easter Sunday that I share with family and neighbors. This custom is carried on throughout Ukraine, Poland and Belorussia to celebrate the rising of Christ. My grandparents came from Lithuania and Poland so this…

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Added by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 4th mo. 3, 2015 at 12:08pm — No Comments

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