September 25, 2017 11:16 am Last modified: 7:54 am

Bearing One with Another in the New Year

I was trying to think of something hopeful or profound to say to welcome in the New Year when I came upon a quote from an ancestor – one of the founding members of the Quaker movement.


Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness;
and bearing one with another,
and forgiving one another,
and not laying accusations one against another;
but praying one for another,
and helping one another up with a tender hand
.Isaac Pennington, Letters, 1667


I think this is an excellent way to bring in the New Year… helping each other in the times ahead.

I would add, to lay aside judgement and criticism, and live only in the present moment.

That’s my intention. Feel free to join my in my resolve.

Happy New Year!

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