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16 November 2007


What makes God laugh? - preview

Peter Fishpool wonders whether the Long-term Framework is the right vehicle to launch Friends’ witness

I am reminded of the joke that Gillian Ashmore used to open her article (28 September) about the Long-term (six-year) Framework
  • 'What makes God laugh most? Seeing someone making a plan
  • ' I felt the joke held an important truth

  • When I am presenting at Quaker Quest in Birmingham one of my affirmations is about the indivisibility of sacred and secular in the Quaker way
  • We Quakers try to operate, recognising the divine thread that runs through all things, ever present with us
  • A plan made up in human heads alone will not work well
  • Only when we organise ourselves in such a way that recognises that the Creative Spirit may lead us in a surprising and unexpected direction, only then will our planning be full of wisdom

  • Peter Fishpool

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