Thomas Swain, in the last of his series on travelling in ministry, asks: Do British Friends know their authority and power?
When a Friend travels in ministry to visit a Meeting they bring new eyes in seeing that Quaker community. When is it appropriate to share this? Is it appropriate for Meeting for Worship? Sometimes it is important for the visiting Friend to hold these newly seen things in his or her heart for further seasoning and understanding. Sometimes a written letter to the Meeting, or an article to the Friend, speaking to it in a general way might be helpful.
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