Towards faithful progress

Derrick Whitehouse is concerned about the effects of ‘too much change’

'If we become committed to a form of unselfish, mystical dynamism we will, without doubt, flourish and grow.' | Photo: Jeroen van Abeelen / flickr CC.

I wonder how many Friends remember the logo used initially by the Friends Home Service Committee, which later became Quaker Life? It depicted a tree, but the interesting point was that it not only presented the trunk and foliage but also, in equal measure, the whole root system. Along with these characteristics, we need to be aware of the creatures inhabiting the tree both above and below the ground. The point of this logo should be obvious: namely, that the living root-function is as important or even crucial, and of added significance to the tree above the ground.

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