Whose Are We?

Rev. John L. Saxon (Lead Minister). The Quaker teacher, Douglas Steere, tells us that the ancient question “who am I?” inevitably leads to a deeper one—“whose am I?—because there is no identity outside of relationships. To ask “whose am I?” is to the extend the question far beyond our small self-absorbed selves by asking “who needs me,” “who do I love,” “to whom or what do I belong or serve,” “to whom or what am I responsible or accountable,” “whose lives are altered by my choices,” and “with whose lives is my life inextricably bound up in obvious and invisible ways.”