My monthly pieces for the Meeting newsletter, many of them since republished in the Red Barn, didn’t delve into many of the usual topics concerning Quaker faith itself – the practice of vocal ministry, testing a leading, foundations of the peace testimony, simplicity/plainness, the uses of Scripture, varieties of prayer, and so on – the things “for new attenders.” Nor did they delve heavily into Friends’ theology or related Scriptural underpinnings. Instead, I focused on practice.
In effect, what emerged were thoughts on the Seasons of the Spirit … some previously touched on in my vocal ministry, others extended for the first time … of individual and communal faith experience weaving together. The more I look at Meeting, with all of its fragility and humanity, the more remarkable it appears.
May we be fruitful. Mind the Light, then.
For my volume of collected reflections, click here.