Connection – “our points of connection are the places we are most likely to find God”

One of the commonest big questions that people ask is: ‘What is the meaning of life?’ I think they’re asking the wrong question. This question presupposes that in the beginning there was a meaning and that life came about in order to fulfil that meaning. I think the question needs to be turned on its head, because I believe that life came first and it’s down to us to find meaning in it.
So, if I’m right, the more accurate question is: ‘What gives life meaning?’ And, for me, the answer to that question is ‘connection’. It’s in our connections that we find our spirituality – primarily in our connections with others and with ourselves, but there are other important connections as well, such as those with nature, with music and with art. These points of connection are the places we are most likely to find our God.

AWPS Committee Meeting October 26 – October 29, 2017

The Asia West Pacific Section of the Friends World Committee for Consultation. (FWCC) has just completed a very uplifting Section Committee Meeting hosted by our Japanese Friends in Osaka, Japan. Representatives from India, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Australia, and Japan met from October 26-29 in the peaceful setting of a Japanese monastery—the same location for Osaka Meeting’s regular monthly worship. We were joined at our meeting by Michael Wajda and Alison Levie from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Michael has been working with FWCC for the last 2 years, both at the world office and with a number of the sections, to help us develop a global view of our organisation and to assist us with fund raising.