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March 1st, 2010 by

Our son attends a Quaker school.  The other day the Lower School Head sent an email recounting some of the things students had shared in their “meeting for worship” (in a Quaker meeting, everyone comes together in silence and then when someone is moved to speak, they stand and share with the group).  The query involved contemplation of the Quaker belief that “there is that of God in everyone.”  The students were asked to consider what this might look like, and what it means for them.  Various children stood and spoke about the light of God, and then one student rose and offered this:

I think when I try to see the light of God in others, it helps others find it in me.

I bow at the feet of a master and, in this moment, it is that child.  Thank God for them.  They keep it so simple.

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