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

Reason 9

A little peace and quiet.

Peace we've already discussed. Quiet is another peculiarity of Quakers. A Quaker church service has a period of"unprogrammed worship" that will last anywhere from ten minutes to an hour. This is a time of silence, broken occasionally as a person feels led to speak. The quiet itself is not empty; it is a time of meditation, and is a time to attend to and listen for the voice of God. Plus in this day of noise and information overload, a little quiet is refreshing.

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