‘It is a blessing… to be able to withdraw, even if only fleetingly, into the sanctuary of worship.’

Time for a change? Andrew Greaves on the sacredness of every moment

‘Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand / And Eternity in an hour.’ | Photo: lee scott / Unsplash.

‘To Fox and the early Friends the whole of life seemed sacramental, and they refused to mark off any one particular practice or observance as more sacred than others. They took the same stand with regard to Sunday, or First Day; it was not in itself more holy than Saturday or Monday; every week-day should be a Lord’s Day. Their whole attitude was gloriously positive, not negative. They were “alive unto God” and sensed him everywhere.’ (Quaker faith & practice 27.39)

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