Like many others, I left our yearly meeting exhausted and grateful. I have heard repeated inward warnings not to let the flow of days and works sweep away all the lessons and questions from this gathering. I remember Anne Wilson’s warning to the young, unawakened Samuel Bownas: “Thou comest to meeting as thou went from it the last time, and goest from it as thou came to it, but art no better for thy coming; what wilt thou do in the end?” I’d like not to deserve the same rebuke!
There will follow at least three posts:
- Encounter with the suffering seed
- Love and judgment
- The unity of gifts: White privilege/anti-racism and our climate testimony