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George Fox reading group for U.K.

I have agreed to try to help organise a reading group in the U.K.

anyone who may be interested please get in touch; either on this forum (add me as a friend) or my email. 

parkes385@btinternet.com

As a Christian, Christian in the sense of early Friends I have found few people who acknowledge Jesus as their God.  Most Quakers of my acquaintance actually deny Christ and use scripture only when it suits their purpose.   They bask in the reputation earned by previous…

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Posted on 11thMo. 26, 2014 at 11:13 — 1 Comment

first meeting for worship

 

Ode to a Quaker

 

I met him in the silence, before I knew his face

A mystic? No, not I, said he

But his God…

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Posted on 11thMo. 11, 2014 at 9:39

Need of validation.

My very first meeting for worship brought me back to my loving friend, Jesus. I have known God since early childhood and had an argument with my Christ when my first born son Jared (father of Enoch who walked with God) died a horrible death after only a few weeks of life.  This traumatic event separated me from my God for forty years. I failed the test; I turned away from Christ and searched the world for a faith which would speak to me but when I walked into meeting, and found that special…

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Posted on 10thMo. 23, 2014 at 13:25 — 7 Comments

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At 12:40 on 10thMo. 21, 2014, Ellis Hein said…

Welcome to the NFF website, Michael. I am looking forward to reading more of what you write. I have been struck with the poem you emailed earlier and hope you will consider posting it here as an "introduction". Feel free to post other things as well. Ellis

At 14:18 on 10thMo. 21, 2014, Michael Parkes said…

Hi Ellis, Hi everyone.

I sent this poem to "The Friend" but I my expectations aren't very high.

                        Diversity

We have a Golden calf you know it’s grandeur knows no bound
This calf to whom we now kow-tow, our foreheads touching ground
It wears a crown, diversity: its tolerance is sure
This calf is called perversity it is the devils spore,
Belief in Christ is frowned upon, here it’s tolerance is strained
Love of God is now forgone our Christian God restrained
This crown is jewelled with tolerance, permissiveness and guile
The calf is seeking dominance its intentions, truly vile
And if we dare speak, against this calf, were sure to be berated
And dare we speak on Christ’s behalf, we are certain, we’ll be slated.
So Friends we needs must make our stand, for love of God, for Christ
Our Godly words should not be banned, for us our God -Our Christ- was
sacrificed.
So, Quakers, Friends, you surely know we’re in a holy war
It’s time to overthrow this Calf outside our meeting’s door.

 Michael

At 14:22 on 10thMo. 21, 2014, Michael Parkes said…

that poem was not the one Ellis spoke of, this is;

                    The Word

We speak our truth so quietly that only God can hear

We hide our light so only God can see it shining clear

We cannot speak amongst ourselves we have no common goal

The seed of God remains a seed in our infertile soul

Speak truth to power in  love of God that was our clarion call

The truth we speak is worldly now no talk of God at all.

Belief in God is optional, belief in Christ absurd

We’ve got our reputation we no longer need the word.

We don’t need our inner teacher, we just don’t want to know

 We have our cosy comfy life we have no will to grow

We clothe ourselves in goodness, our godliness displaced

We have walked awry, and now we need our Godly path retraced.

We are no longer Quaker in the sense of those before

We no longer have the weapons to fight this holy war

Belief in God is optional, belief in Christ absurd

We’ve got our reputation, we no longer need the word

At 13:12 on 10thMo. 23, 2014, Ellis Hein said…

Again, Michael, I like this new poem, Diversity.

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