Nine out of 10 Quakers can still find consensus that there’s nothing better than a group of Friends gathered together and breaking spontaneously into silence. Just don’t try taking this door-to-door like caroling. ~ Rob Pierson
There is a tendencey amongst those of us who are conflicted about Christmas to take ourselves over seriously so I was delighted when Pen passed this one on via Facebook. Don't you just love the internet! The top 10 ways Quakers, who did not celebrate Christmas [or Easter, just as they don't do a lot of the things today's church still does], got to celebrate this particular day.
You can read the whole article here. It explains why the rest happened. So here goes!
1. Slaughter hogs. Yep. Dis~gusting!
2. Sell things.
3. Repair windows.
4. Accumulate debt.
5. Employ seasonal workers
6. Get arrested
7. Avoid frolic
9. Sit & Wait.
10. Celebrate Christ.
I particularly like 9 & 10. Rob Pierson is the author of this rather timely piece. It is still what happens when Christians, for whatever reasons, go against the flow. Plenty to think about. Why do we so persecute each other?