Ten Reasons the World Would be a Better Place if Everyone Was a Quaker: VII

Reason 7

We'd all be filled with the light within.

Wow, how mystical! In Quaker terminology the "light within" is the capacity all people have to respond to God working within them. Quakers tend to look for the good in others. This leads to a more compassionate and less judgmental attitude towards people. Quakers encourage others to look to the light of Christ to change them inwardly (a change that will affect their outward behavior), rather than attacking them for immoral actions.

1 comment:

Liz Opp said...

I think I know what you're getting at, but to be clear:

As Quakers, since we believe that the Light is already in every person, whether or not every person believes in the Inward Christ/Inner Light, it would just be that all of us would presumably act from that belief.

Of course, each of your "reasons" in this series also presumes that we are all practicing our faith!

Liz Opp, The Good Raised Up