Queries for May on Participation in Meeting
-Do we participate as fully as we can in the Meeting community and accept our share of responsibility for carrying out its work? -Do we widen our circle of friendship within the Meeting and welcome newcomers? -How do we provide for family participation in Meeting activities? -How do we order our time before Meeting for Worship so that we can come prepared with hearts and minds in a spirit of true devotion and living expectancy?
-Are Meetings for Business held in expectant waiting for the guidance of the Light? Do we seek the appropriate course of action in a spirit of love, understanding, and forbearance?
Whether we consider the individual, family, local, national or international level, peace must arise from inner peace. For example, making prayers for peace while continuing to harbor anger is futile. Training the mind and overcoming your anger is much more effective than mere prayer. Anger, hatred and jealousy never solve problems, only affection, concern and respect can do that.
– Dalai Lama