Tag: fellowship

Orthopathy

I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you. -from 2 Corinthians 2 Sweat and tears and blood have been shed throughout the history of the church, Friends, in the attempt to formulate and enforce an orthodox understanding…

Community of Communion

Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God… -from 1 John 4 [Sermon given at the annual picnic at Quaker Knoll.] Last week, we talked about integrity, about the Quaker call to live lives of wholeness and honesty. Rather than looking at our personal integrity, though, we looked instead at what it means to be a…

Recognition at Emmaus

When I learned the 23rd Psalm as a kid, I had a fairly flat understanding of the valley of the shadow of death. I just figured that it meant you were dead. You die, and the Shepherd sticks with you, walks beside you. I don’t think that’s why we read it at funerals, though. I mean, sure, there’s some comfort…