Our Virtual Meeting
A gathering place for our Meeting during the Covid-19 waiting time.
This page has been created as a place where we can post suggestions each week for readings we can share and think about during our "Meetings in Spirit" at home while we are following the guidance from Government and Friends House to not meet up in person.
If you are inspired to write something for this page to be shared with the wider community, you can email the Clerks or leave a message on our Contact page here in the website and we will post these after each Sunday "Meeting".
When this page is updated for the following week the previous week's readings and follow-on thoughts will be moved to the new "Virtual Meeting Archive" page found under the "Archive" tab above. This will keep those thoughts together but allow this page to remain uncluttered.
Readings for this week: 24th May 2020
From Anne Bennett
Advices and Queries 1
Take heed, dear Friends, to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts.
Trust them as the leadings of God whose Light shows us our darkness and brings us to new life.
Quaker Faith and Practice 20.20
For a Quaker, religion is not an external activity, concerning a special ‘holy’ part of the self.
It is an openness to the world in the here and now with the whole of the self.
If this is not simply a pious commonplace it must take into account the whole of our humanity: our attitudes to other human beings in our most intimate as well as social and political relationships.
It must also take account of our life in the world around us, the way we live, the way we treat animals and the environment.
In short, to put it in traditional language, there is no part of ourselves and of our relationships where God is not present.
Harvey Gillman 1988