Glenn Morison's Blog – 3rd mo. 2017 Archive (3)

To each according to need; from each according to ability

Although forever connected with Karl Marx, these words were commonly used in socialist movements before he wrote them in 1875. It is a challenge to describe an entire socio-economic system in ten words. Our economy seems to be based on "to and from each according to wealth." Anyone I’ve ever talked to who’s traveled to Cuba comes back to say their cab driver or their beach…

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Added by Glenn Morison on 3rd mo. 31, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

One bad apple spoils the barrel

For the record, this is true. Rotting fruit produces ethylene which can speed the ripening process in other fruits. English preacher and writer, John Northebrooke put these words to paper in 1577 but credits Chrysostom, a 4th century theologian. Rarely are people talking about apples. It is bad people, so the quote implies, that have a negative influence on others.…

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Added by Glenn Morison on 3rd mo. 29, 2017 at 11:12am — 2 Comments

Community and Cooperation

Although conflict is not foreign to Quaker meetings, there are many reminders within Quaker  life to live with respect in community.  Quakers are “cautioned against any harshness of tone or manner when administering counsel or reproof.”[i]

This advice is not limited to simple congeniality.  True cooperation requires true engagement.  Quakers are to…

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Added by Glenn Morison on 3rd mo. 29, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

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