This Week’s Query

From: Advices and queries; Britain Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice, 5th edition, @ 1995-2015 Quaker Faith and Practice

‘Take time to learn about other people’s experiences of the Light. Remember the importance of the Bible, the writings of Friends and all writings which reveal the ways of God. As you learn from others, can you in turn give freely from what you have gained? While respecting the experiences and opinions of others, do not be afraid to say what you have found and what you value. Appreciate that doubt and questioning can also lead to spiritual growth and to a greater awareness of the Light that is in us all.’

This query comes to us just as adult religious education classes begin at First Friends Meeting. Perhaps you who live at a distance from our Meeting are a part of a faith community where small groups, discussion classes, study groups are beginning as well. It’s one thing to consider sacred writings on our own… it’s quite another to consider them with another person or groups of persons whose opinions and experiences differ from our own. You have your own Light to bring to those around you. Are you faithful to share it? Do you open your mind and heart to the Light of God that others know? Are you willing to stretch, through inquiry and challenge? Christ was one who was always ready to ask questions. Are you?