Saturday, June 29, 2013

One of the greatest lessons I've learned from hanging out with Quakers has been to regain my focus on the present, and stop fixating on what is over the horizon in the future (or in the past). The more interesting things are those that God is doing right here and now! I've learned, from Friends, that following Jesus is--first and foremost--a matter of experiencing the Spirit moment-by-moment and walking alongside God in a patient, day-in/day-out, one-foot-in-front-of-the-other journey that lasts a lifetime. No need to seek great accomplishments; others will come behind us, as we have followed those before us--thousands of generations and probably thousands more; all of us incrementally bending the arc of the moral universe towards justice; towards the Kingdom of God--as we do our little part of God's will, on earth as it is in Heaven.


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