SUCCESSION, A SERIES OF HEIRS

There is much Quakers should be doing, but they don’t. They live in this world, but they say they don’t (in the world but not of the world). They love to speaks to one another, but what have they said to people in places not especially acceptable; people who dress in different clothing, or pick up cans for money, or spend their day at the park boozing or getting high. It is easier to go to known places to proselytize; but that really isn’t the problem. The problem is what is being proselytized. Is it the Gospel or how to save the earth? Is it God’s voice being heard or man’s voice that is spoken?

I’m sure you have read this parable, The Great Feast, but read it again, asking the Holy Spirit to open to you the meaning. George Fox said not to read Scripture from man but from the Holy Spirit. And that is always what I have done, and have been given amazing openings.

When one of the men sitting at the table heard this, he said to Jesus, “How happy are those who will sit down at the feast in the Kingdom of God!”

Jesus said to him, “There was once a man who was giving a great feast to which he invited many people. When it was time for the feast, he sent his servant to tell his guests, ‘Come, everything is ready!’ But they all began, one after another, to make excuses. The first one told the servant, ‘I have bought a field and must to and look at it; please accept my apologies.’ Another one said, ‘I have bought five pairs of oxen and am on my way to try them out; please accept my apologies.’ And another one said, ‘I have just gotten married, and for that reason I cannot come.’ The servant went back and told all this to his master. The master was furious and said to his servant, ‘Hurry out to the streets and alleys of the town, and bring back the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ Soon the servant said, ‘Your order has been carried out, sir, but there is room for more.’ So the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the country roads and lanes and make people come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you all that none of those men who were invited will taste my dinner!’ “

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