Being prepared

I’ve just had been visited by two Friends as a part of applying for membership. It was a lovely experience, and I learned a lot about what Quakers mean to me, what brought me back, and what’s keeping me here.

Up until this afternoon I didn’t really feel prepared for the visit. Partly this was because although I’d intended to do lots of reading to prepare, events of the last two weeks didn’t leave any time for this. Talking to Leith this afternoon though, made me realise that I had been preparing. Not by reading about Quakerism, but by helping others prepare for Yearly Meeting, by supporting and being supported by other Young Friends, by running a session for JYFs, by taking the kids to Meeting. Quakers have become so much a part of my life that I didn’t have any time to read about being a Quaker!

And I guess that, for me, is why I feel ready to take membership.

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