Thursday, May 14, 2009

MInd the Heavenly Treasure: Sing in the Darkness

Entry for Fifth month, day 13 (May 13) from "Mind the Heavenly Treasure," a devotional of quotes from George Fox:

"In the night his song shall be with me." (Psalm 42:8)

Sing and rejoice, ye children of the day, and of the light; for the Lord is at work in this thick night of darkness that may be felt. And truth doth flourish as the rose, and the lilies do grow among the thorns, and the plants atop of the hills, and upon them the lambs do skip and play."

In light of yesterday's discussion of complaining, I think Fox does a good job here of balancing a fact--the darkness of the world-- with "complaint free" uplifting words noting the good in the world. What do you think?

Also, his images here remind me of WIlliam Blake. This probably has everything to do with the sources and themes they're both drawing from rather than Quakerism, but has anyone heard of a Quaker connection to William Blake? Another thing to Google ...

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