The Tapestry of Meeting for Worship

A Friend at Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.) was recently asked by a non-Quaker why she didn’t privately meditate instead of attending First-day worship. She responded by noting the importance of connecting with others in our meeting community. While important, this hardly captures what makes meeting profound, special, and sacred, which has been revealed to me layer by layer, through decades of worshiping in meeting. As a junior member in meeting for worship, the hour took an eternity to pass. The silence was a boring void from which🔒

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Thomas Sander lives in Lincoln, Mass.


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