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 the Zen that you bring to the top of the mountain.

And so it is with the Meeting, the Spirit in the Meeting is what we bring to it. God consecrates the entire world. The Spirit does not reside only in a building.

We are the Church.

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Comment by William F Rushby on 4th mo. 17, 2015 at 7:12pm

Hello, Roger!  I still recall your photo of a scene near South Starksboro.

Concerning the present matter, we are the church if we are gathered together at the feet of Jesus Christ.  Otherwise, we are more like a social club or a political clique.

Comment by Roger Vincent Jasaitis on 4th mo. 19, 2015 at 7:03pm

Hi William, a small correction...that scene that you remember was one of my paintings :-)

Thanks!

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