Over a new-to-me blog called The Quaker Dharma there’s a post calling for us to The Let Our Light Shine Brightly. He makes some very good points like “It’s worth explaining what Quakerism is” and “true outreach is an act of spiritual hospitality.” He also tells a few stories. Here’s one about passionate younger religious he’s known:
I came to Quakerism from Buddhist study. I also worked for an international Buddhist organization for two years. These are experiences for which I am deeply grateful. Teachings for which I am deeply grateful. I saw twenty something year olds who took Buddhist ordination vows and shaved their heads. This was deeply moving and was a joy to share their sense of union at having committed to a path. These kids were flying to India to take teachings. The commitment level was unbelievable. Some of them went on month long silent retreats. Quakerism, especially now, in these times could speak to many. Unfortunately we hide it and thousands and thousands of people in their twenties and thirties go without a spiritual home.