FriendSpeakers & Faith Seekers
His student asked, “Rabbi, if God-realization is just accidental, why do we work so hard doing all these spiritual practices?”
The rabbi replied, “To be as accident-prone as possible.”
I love the following “accident-prone” story from our Altamesa Friend Speak ministry:
They teach basic English classes using easy to read versions of the Bible. Business has been slow so they had been praying for some new students, some hungry to learn but also hungry for God, some real faith seekers so to speak.
At the start of the New Year our FriendSpeakers arranged for a large sign to be placed at the busy corner of Hulen & Altamesa. “Conversational English classes offered here.”
Last Wednesday evening three new students came to class. Each seemed to appreciate the lesson and enjoy the hour. And perhaps they were seeking something more.
One of them, a young man from Turkey asked if it was alright that he comes to this class, wanting to make sure they know he is Muslim. He pronounced his name, Fah-tee Say-ker. He invited the teachers to his home for a meal. They enjoyed getting to know one another and promised Fahtee they’d come over.
Then he handed David Yarbrough a handwritten note with his name and address. He may have pronounced his name “Fah-tee Say-ker.” But written his name clearly reads:
Maybe they found the faith seeker they've been praying for at Friend’s Speak?