Thought for the week
We are currently holding blended Meeting for Worship. This is held on Zoom, for 1 hour starting at 10.30 and a with maximum of 18 people in the meeting house. Please go to the Online Meeting For Worship link on the website, or contact Marian McNichol to join this. Alternatively, we hope that Friends will “worship where they are” on Sundays from 10.30 to 11.30. In this way we hope to sustain together a strong worshipping Meeting. We hope to have a new “thought for the week” here each week, with the hope that it may be used as an aid to our “gathering” as a meeting each Sunday morning. Previous “Thoughts” can be found here. If you have suggestions for passages, please contact Sue Cariss.
What does love require of us?
“Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the World we will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin”
Suggested by Chris Yates.
This thought is quoted in the Kindler’s booklet, “What does love require of us? Quaker promptings towards love and action”, by David Brown. All the Kindlers booklets can be found here: https://bookshop.quaker.org.uk/kindlers. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) was a French Jesuit priest, scientist, paleontologist, theologian, philosopher and teacher. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Teilhard_de_Chardin
Settle Quaker Meeting is an oasis for contemplation, meditation, and spiritual well-being. We want all who visit to leave feeling refreshed, inspired and at peace.
Quakers practice a religion of experience. It is a contemporary, simple, and radical faith. Quakers are also called Friends.
When permitted, there here are two Quaker Meetings for Worship here each week. All are welcome.
Sunday 10.30 – 11.30 with Children’s Meeting | Tuesday 12.15 – 12.45
Outside these times the Meeting House and garden are usually open for quiet reflection.
You can find us at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle BD24 9DX
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