Camas Friends Church

A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA

A Citizen of a Country That Does Not Yet Exist (Luke 14:1-14)

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The title of this post is inspired by a quote from historian Vincent Harding. Here it is in full:

I have been personally moved over the years by a statement of a poet who was being interviewed on the radio back in the 1960s. As many of you know that was a period of great ferment in this country, but also in many other parts of the world including Africa. This man was from West Africa. What he said I always keep within my heart:

“I’m a citizen of a country that does not yet exist.”

You know something about building a Quaker community, you can see it. The vision that you have is not meant to be kept to yourself, it’s meant to be expressed, to trouble some people, to push some people, to embrace some people, but for you to keep saying, “I see a Quaker community that does not yet exist and I am absolutely committed to its coming into being.”

-Vincent Harding

The sermon for this week was inspired by Luke 14:1-14. You can read it here online.


  • I wonder what you like best about this story?
  • I wonder what challenges you?
  • Imagine yourself in different places in the story – what do you learn?
  • How is this text related to and different from the one we reflected on last Sunday (Luke 13:10-17)?

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This entry was posted on September 4, 2013 by in Blog, Monthly Queries, Podcast, Sermons.

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