LizOpp: Dangers of today's implicit Quakerism

LizOpp: Dangers of today's implicit Quakerism. When we as a community stop talking openly among ourselves about the responsibilities of membership (or of long-term attendance-ship!), then those responsibilities become implicit and invisible--which used to be okay when we would spend oodles of time with one another during the rest of the week. But when we see each other and interact with each other only (primarily) on First Days, we lose our direct exposure to how Quakerism impacts our day-to-day lives: how we might pull out the Scriptures to remind ourselves of a story that can help us through difficulty; how we might call on one another to discern this-or-that; how we might quiet ourselves to settle into worship during a spiritually dark time so that the Light may reveal something to us that we need to know and we may submit to it, letting mercy come in...

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Related on QuakerQuaker:
LizOpp's profile
Friends in the Upper Midwest

Related Elsewhere:
LizOpp's previous post, "Invite a Vistior to Lunch."
Martin Kelley's "The Biggest Most Vibranty Most Outreachiest Program Ever"

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