[This article was abridged from a far more detailed original, available at: https://westernfriend.org/media/soul-work-quaker-complative-reading]
Thank you for Western Friend and the May/June issue that included Joe Morris and his piece, “Longing for Beauty.” For many years, I have worshipped with Joe at our Santa Monica Meeting and his reflections about beauty – and its potential power to heal – moved me, greatly. What wondrous love is this!
I began my spiritual journey toward “the gathered meeting” when my wife and I visited her youngest son in Durham, North Carolina, in January, 2018. While there, we attended Durham Friends Meeting one Sunday when maybe a hundred adults and thirty-five children were present. The meeting felt settled and centered.
Recently, I visited Herndon Friends Meeting in northern Virginia. (I live in Culver City, California, and am Clerk of Santa Monica Friends Meeting). My wife and I were visiting two of our granddaughters, and I skipped away to attend worship.