Queries: Worship Sharing for Friends of Color
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5/15/2024 from Lynda Black 

In the book The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz, he "reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love." (https://www.miguelruiz.com/the-four-agreements)

  • The Four Agreements are:
  • 1. Be impeccable with your word.
  • 2. Don't take anything personally.
  • 3. Don't make assumptions.
  • 4. Always do your best.

  • Do these agreements resonate with you? If so, how?
  • Or is it not so simple? Why?
  • Do they relate to Quaker principles and values? If so, how?

5/1/2024 from Euclid Bautista 

Ang hindi magmahal sa kanyang wika ay higit pa sa hayop at malansang isda.” 

“He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.” from the Filipino quote above that says,” - Dr. Jose Rizal, Filipino Revolutionary and Freedom Fighter weighs heavily on your heart today?
FGC FOC Queries for 5/1/2024

3/20/2024 from Euclid Bautista 

“Analysis of death is not for the sake of becoming fearful but to appreciate this precious lifetime.” - Dalai Lama

What are your thoughts on what happens after death? 

How would you like to spend the last 100 days of your life?

What would you like to be remembered for?

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe

3/6/2024 from Lynda Black 

Waiting and Wonder. 

"In a time when we have more access than ever before to the traumas of this world, how will you resist the tide of despair?" Cole Arthur Riley, Black Liturgies

We are in the season of Lent. Spring is near. 
  • What hope resides in you? 
  • What is Spirit preparing you for? 
  • What are you trusting the universe or Spirit to provide? What are you looking forward to? 
“The world is full of painful stories. Sometimes it seems as though there aren't any other kind and yet I found myself thinking how beautiful that glint of water was through the trees." Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)

2/21/2024 Queries reused from 4/26/22 Euclid Bautista

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.  -Maya Angelou

Have you found a home and what does it mean to you?
Where is home today and how does it sustain you?