‘In accepting the invitation the shepherds have an experience that transforms them.’
Once, when I was an Area Meeting clerk and tired after a Meeting, I put the television on and spent a happy decompression hour watching One Man and His Dog. Green fields, distant humans, and clever dogs herding sheep – it was very soothing. I’ve felt connection with sheepdogs before; that part of me that relaxes when everyone has arrived. Only later did I make the link between clerking and shepherding.
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