The advices and queries are a reminder of the basic faith and principles held to be essential to the
life and witness of the Religious Society of Friends. Each of us is therefore asked to consider how far the advices
and queries affect us personally, and where our service lies. We may be disheartened at times because the ideal of Christian
discipleship seems impossibly demanding. However, we should all remember that we are to seek it, not with our own strength,
but with the strength of the Guide whom we follow.
The advices and queries are intended for use
in Monthly Meetings as well as for personal devotions. Their use varies in Meetings according to the needs of the members.
Many Meetings read and consider one or several queries, with appropriate advices or other material, once a month during business
meetings or in other meetings.
While the advices and queries are divided into categories for convenience
of consideration, Friends are reminded that the sections are part of a whole, as life itself is a unity. All aspects
of life are holy; distinct lines cannot be drawn between secular and religious.
This material is taken from the North Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends FAITH
and PRACTICE, 1993, pages 39-40.