Pittsburgh Friends Meeting Queries and Quote from March Newsletter

Queries for March on Stewardship
 Do we revere life and the splendor of the universe and act as stewards of God’s continuing creation?
 What are we doing to conserve natural resources and use them wisely?

 Are we sensitive to the effect of our actions on future generations? How can we best preserve an environment in which diverse species can flourish?
 Are we exercising stewardship of our financial resources so that we can share with others?

 Are we taking good care of Meeting property for ourselves and those who will come after us? How do we use Meeting property to witness to our testimonies?

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,

“You owe Me.”
Look what happens
with a love like that
It lights the Whole Sky.
– Hafiz, quoted in Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Queries are a Quaker response to creeds. Instead of asking people to blindly "believe" in a set of words, Quakers ask us to examine ourselves to decide if we are doing good for the universe.

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