Easter and miracles

Quaker Stories

Easter morning, 2016

It used to make me uncomfortable to think about the miracles of Jesus’ birth and rising from the dead.  One of the reasons I have remained a Quaker is that most of it “makes sense” to me.   Most of the rituals and the structures of many modern Christian practices seem aimed at supporting an organization rather than the teachings of Jesus (and thus don’t “make sense”).

The simple approach of Quakers seems more consistent with Jesus’ teachings, with our emphasis on living our faith in every aspect of our everyday lives.  We seek to obey what Jesus said were the two greatest commandments, to love God above all else, and our neighbors as ourselves.  Our neighbors include every single person, no exceptions.

With age and experience, though, I appreciate more and more the mysteries of life, and those things I don’t understand.  Because they stimulate me to continue…

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  1. Dear Jeff, Thank you for sharing this tender writing and photos. many blessings and reflections for us all to reflect upon. with love, Jackie & Russ

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