Sudden more temperate weather returned late yesterday for a welcome break from single digit temperatures just as an exceptional snow blizzard covered parts of the United States. We met again, as is usual during winter months in the library.
A friend stood during Meeting to read the last two verses from a poem by Charles Causley.
Later the silence was augmented by a wonderful impromptu voice and triangle musical contribution.
Later still a Friend stood to say that they felt to a cause for celebration. For them it was not always important for things to be grasped intellectually and defined or reasoned but that they felt it was more important as to what can be accessed with the heart just by feeling. That finding the right words to define love or God were not important and so what was important was being aware of the nature of love and so they felt that God is love and so it everything stems from that. They then cited a Quaker question asked originally by George Fox that is still used today; “what does love require of you?”
After Meeting we shared chat and refreshment.
Some of us went on later to attend the Holocaust Memorial Day observance at the council chambers in Luton town hall.
The next Quaker study is scheduled for Friday 5th February.