Encounter

We enjoyed a wonderful supper last evening with hosting friends who are two of the most delightful and engaging people on planet earth. Evolving needs for meaningful, respectful encounter between the diverse peoples and traditions of our own present-day society, and in the wider world too, were amongst many things discussed.

Peace-loving Quaker Parker Palmer’s words, it struck me whilst driving home, rather perfectly summed up the heart of shared aspirations.

We will find the common ground of public life not by
destroying our particularity but by pursuing it,
pursuing it to the depths where we encounter the
ground of being which gave rise to and sustains us all

Parker J Palmer
quoted in Living the Questions,
Essays inspired by the Work and Life
of Parker J Palmer
edited by Sam Intrator

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