Good advice to Friends everywhere
"Business done in the manner of Friends gives us a chance to grow spiritually. Business session should be a safe and constructive place to learn. We can learn when to speak courageously and when to hold our tongue. We get to practice listening and making ourselves understood. We get to learn the lesson of letting go of our own preferences and agendas. We get to take small steps outside our comfort zone. We are given the opportunity to learn to be tolerant, and how to handle frustration patiently. Business meeting can be a laboratory of sanctification."A quotation from the new Faith and Practice of Freedom Friends Church.
I bought my copy at the FWCC meeting on Saturday night. Peggy Senger Parsons said it's the first completely new Faith and Practice of the 21st century. (If you want to be in on the latest in Quaker hipness, you should come to FWCC next time!) I'm not done reading it, but I couldn't wait to post this excerpt. So far, I like it very much. "Laboratory of sanctification!"
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