Queries: Worship Sharing for Friends of Color
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09/20/2023 from Regina Renee Nyegbeh

What you are looking for is in the library
Michiko Aoyama
Translated by Alison Watts

What are you looking for? So asks Tokyo’s most enigmatic librarian.
“This inspirational tale shows how, by listening to our hearts, seizing opportunity, and reaching out, we too can fulfill our lifelong dreams.”

Early Friends were known as Seekers of the Truth” 
Seek = look for
What are you looking for?

09/06/2023 from Euclid Bautista

“Geography is something that affects us, and we affect it; it is both an inner and outer experience. The outer experience is tangible—we can physically see and interact with the environment. The inner portion, however, is a journey that some of us go on, and one that we may go on without actually traveling very far. It is a journey of self-discovery.”
~ Dr. John Francis, author of Planetwalker.

How would you describe your relationship to the natural world? 

What barriers do you feel or encounter when engaging with the natural world?

What are places you would like to visit? 

06/27/2023 from Euclid Bautista

We are the ones we have been waiting for - June Jordan

Where do you see waves of vitality, vibrancy, and verve in our (or your) Quaker faith?

How are you surfing that wave, bearing witness to it, or sharing its good news?

06/13/2023 from Lynda Black

Caring for Home

  • One of the scribes asked Jesus which commandment was most important. "'The most important one,' answered Jesus,' is this: "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." The second is this: "Love your neighbor as yourself." There is no commandment greater than these.'” Mark 12:29-31
  • Am I being a good steward of my relationship with Spirit?
  • Am I neglecting it as I care for/respond to/deal with others? 
  • Does my concern about another's judgment or feelings about my actions interfere with my relationship with Spirit?
  • Do I need to take something off my plate (of activities or responsibilities)? If so, how do I improve my stewardship and reduce the weight of my plate?

05/30/2023 from Joan Crawford

Published on Academy of American Poets (https://poets.org

Lift Every Voice and Sing 
Lift every voice and sing, 
Till earth and heaven ring, 
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; 
Let our rejoicing rise 
High as the list'ning skies, 
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.