The crying need for Quaker saints

Is there a crying need for Quaker saints? Let’s break down this title. “Crying” is a bit emotional, but basically it means urgent. “Need” and “Quaker” seem clear enough, but “saints” is a bit ambiguous: sanctimoniously off‐putting yet faintly appealing. Still, Quakers do value the lived life over traditional religiosity: right beliefs, sacraments, and “churchy” liturgies. Saints are those who’ve stood the test of time and careful scrutiny, and if we look past the Catholic elite and read “saints” as good people who helped others at a personal sacrifice, it’s a usable term for us, one that brings to mind🔒

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John Pitts Corry lives in Albuquerque, N.M.

Posted in: December 2014, Viewpoint

One Response to The crying need for Quaker saints

  1. Weber Baker December 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    City & State
    Farmers Branch, TX
    Francis of Assisi (and others) spend a great deal of time listening for that voice within that signaled the presence of God.,

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