Friday, June 10, 2016

Spiritual Gravitation

"If we believe in a real kingdom of God--an organic fellowship of interrelated lives--prayer should be as effective a force in this interrelated social world of ours as gravitation is in the world of matter.  Personal spirits experience spiritual gravitation, soul reaches after soul, hearts draw towards one another.  We are no longer in the net of blind fate, in the realm of impersonal force: we are in a love system where the aspiration of one member heightens the entire group, and the need of one--even the least--draws upon the resources of the whole--even the Infinite.  We are in actual Divine-human fellowship."

Rufus Jones, American Quaker, Founder of AFSC, 1863-1948