Sit Thee Here

At the meetinghouse door the visitor met an older Friend who made him welcome with a few well‐chosen words. As this was his first time attending a meeting for worship, he felt shy and uncertain. She beckoned him to come into the meeting room with her. “Sit thee here,” she said, pointing to the seat beside her. He was grateful to have someone to sit beside. But the older Friend did much more. As she settled into worship, slip‐ping into that familiar deep openness to God’s Spirit, she silently drew the visitor with her. Many Friends have🔒

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Marty Grundy, a member of Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting, is a clerk of the Traveling Ministries Committee of Friends General Conference.

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