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Advices and Queries

28 …Responding to divine guidance, try to discern the right time to undertake or relinquish responsibilities without undue pride or guilt. Attend to what love requires of you, which may not be great busyness.


Quaker Faith and Practice is a book produced by the Religious Society of Friends,  which lets you know what Friends think on a whole range of issues. It also covers the details of how meetings are run and how marriages and funerals are to be conducted.

When I first started attending a quaker meeting one Friend described it as “300 years worth of wisdom”, which is a pretty good description.  There is a UK version and it is updated roughly once in a generation. The quote above is from Advices and Queries.

When I first started reading Faith and Practice the quote above really stuck in my mind, it still does!  Can you imagine, in this day and age, someone arguing that we should be doing less with our life, not more?

Busy does not always equal good.

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