Letters - 28 August 2020

From worship and love to a good read

Worship and love

Having long memories of that so stirring hymn ‘Guide me O thou great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land’, and comparing this with the current Covid state of the nation, has roused in me thoughts about Whom we worship and why. 

It seems to me that, not being beasts, we need no object of worship. Jesus said to love your God, and your neighbour likewise. Love is now the great redeemer, and the land is not barren.

As Quakers, we need not meet face to face, nor travel to London for Sufferings; we can ‘meet’ and urge Love for those who may be suffering locally and elsewhere. (Friends House could be donated to the local council to help homeless sleepers.)

John Arnold

Hearts, minds, technology

After a hitch or two last Sunday ‘blending’ Zoomers with those of us gathered in the Meeting house for worship, we have come up with a new advice: ‘Come to worship with hearts and minds and technology prepared.’

Diana Lampen

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