A Decade Later: 10 Reflections from the World Gathering of Young Friends 2005 — Rachel Guaraldi

Advices for past, present and future thought:

  • Humbly seek out that of God in the way others live, and find what’s deeply right in it.
  • Talk about your spiritual journey explicitly.
  • Find words for that which is hard or strange.
  • Evangelize.  Spread the good news.
  • Never be absolutely sure that you are right.
  • Abandon your forms when they do not fulfill God’s will.
  • Find in your faith things to live humbly by and to die for.
  • Do your work.  Call others to do theirs.
  • With your sins and the sins of your parents: admit them, repent them, heal the wounds.
  • Read the Bible.
  • Have joyful worship.  Do not always be somber.
  • Face your fears and your powerlessness.
  • Have faith.
  • Know who you are spiritually, and trust God to know where you are going.
  • Deny the distractions. Follow only God.
  • Love boldly.  Share deeply.
  • Forgive and forgive and forgive.

Source: A Decade Later: 10 Reflections from the World Gathering of Young Friends 2005 — Rachel Guaraldi