NOTE: This chart is more extensive than the one I embedded in the previous post (I had abridged it for easier reading, but oh well). At least one reader reported to me she had trouble viewing the first chart.
Note, too, that many of the terms and phrases in the far left column come directly from Thomas Gates' pamphlet Members One of Another. The notation I used in the previous chart didn't carry over to this one... and neither did any of the links, it turns out.
|Belong to one another||Belong to Quakerism||Belong to God/Love|
|Welcome & Acceptance||provide and request care and nurture|
|be there for one another (crisis of faith; marriage; memorials; clearness; etc.)|
|be curious about the movement of the Spirit, of Love, in one another's lives|
|Shared Values||participate in one another's lives, not just knowing about each other||commit to engage in Quaker practices and disciplines||maintain Love at the center of our life and faith|
|be active in the life of the Meeting during and between Meetings for Worship||waiting upon the Light in times of difficulty3|
|act together and reflect together on Root and fruit of the Testimonies (indiv and corporate levels)|
|Transformation||share our ministries, leadings, and struggles with one another; be vulnerable with each other||be willing to seek new Light in difficult times and from difficult people; be willing to wrestle with others||be willing to grow into our measure of Light|
|bear witness to the transformation of one another||provide mutual accountability and mutual encouragement||be willing to wrestle with God|
|Obedience||test our leadings with one another||Engage in faithfulness and a humble obedience; be willing to yield|
|"exhort one another daily" to be faithful to how we are called1|
|Caution||feeling accepted does not provide an automatic "in" for membership; feeling accepted does not mean individualism and secularism should replace tending to the Root and minding the Light||can the Meeting allow itself to grow because of a Friend's ministry/new Light? "what is important is not how far one has traveled, but rather one's commitment to travel this particular path we call Quakerism"2||can the Meeting allow its members to grow beyond the confines of the Meeting; can we avoid pressuring one another to conform to the Meeting's "culture"?|
|Challenge||inconvenience ourselves to make time for others||inconvenience ourselves to uphold Quaker practices and to grow as a Meeting||inconvenience ourselves to receive God's love, to be broken open, to be obedient to God's call|
1. Epistle XXII, by George Fox.