Forum, September 2018

Spirit as a marker on the map The common elements I experience in our unprogrammed Quaker meeting are that we ask to be led, we listen, we get a message, we act on it, and we like the result (“Spirit?” by Ann Birch, FJ June/July). How that’s done is probably different for everyone there: Christian, Buddhist, Pagan, Wiccan, Pantheist, or empiricist (“I do it and it works”). The label is at best a marker on the map; it’s not the territory. Thomas Merton called “it” the🔒

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