God's Friends
Joining Authentic Christian Worship and Life Experience
Published by St Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church

Volume 14 Number 2 August 2003

Discernment

“This is true perfection: not to avoid a wicked life because we fear punishment, like slaves; not to do good because we expect repayment, as if cashing in on the virtuous life by enforcing some business deal. On the contrary, disregarding all those good things which we do hope for and which God has promised us, we regard falling from God’s friendship as the only thing dreadful, and we consider becoming God’s friend the only thing truly worthwhile.” —Gregory of Nyssa

About This Issue

Featured Art

A God Conspiracy
by Caroline Fairless

Sifting and Sorting
and Yielding to God’s Call

by Deborah Gavrin Frangquist

A Photographic Journey
by David Sanger

Discernment and Obedience
in Quaker Worship and Decision Making

by Krista Barnard

Dancing with an Invisible Partner:
Storytelling and Grace

by Joan Stockbridge

The Whole Way Home:
Reflections of a Seminarian

by Daniel Green

A Dark Season
by Barbara Wauters

God’s Time
by Stephen Hassett

Painting as Prayer
by Suzanne Fowler Palmer


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