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Reflections on Seventh Month Queries and Advices from SEYM Faith and Practice

Posted 1 hour ago

Self-Discipline/Responsibility

The idea of “fulfilling all obligations of state and society that are not contrary to our religious convictions” has always been a challenge. Even Jesus felt it was important to “give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and give to God what is God’s” (Matthew 22:21). Of course, we don’t get the money for our taxes by gutting a fish and pulling out a coin either.

Reflections on Fourth Month Queries and Advices from SEYM Faith and Practice

Posted 5 hours ago

Mutual Care

The queries for Fourth Month center on Mutual Care. Mutuality is giving the same respect, love, care, and trust to others as we would expect them to give to us. It is a universal moral principle, as the Judeo-Christian Golden Rule states, to “do unto others as we would have them do unto us”. Virtually every culture and religion in the world has a similar moral precept.

Equality

Posted 10 months ago

This series of reflections dips into the well of Scripture as regards the Quaker testimonies of: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship/Sustainability.

Equality