Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Short and Very Hard Teaching

With a New Tongue I Now Will Speak

Sr. Mildred Barker of the Sabbath Day Lake Shakers
Here is something I've meditated on over and over again and it still hasn't taken with me.  Maybe I need to meditate on it some more and harder.   I used to like to buy rose water from the Shakers at the Common Ground Fair, though I suspect the three or so left don't appear there much.  It's sad to think that I might live long enough to see the last Shaker.  

The best way to hear their great body of spirituals is like this, plain and simple without an instrumental accompaniment but with complete conviction and the experience of their truth and power.

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