Marc Brier read from the 2018 Faith and Practice from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting:

Deepening Our Faith: Meeting for Business

  • Is our meeting for business held in worship in which we seek divine guidance?

  • How do we sustain prayerful consideration of all aspects of an issue and address difficult problems with a search for truth that is unhurried by the pressures of time?

  • Do we recognize that we speak through our inaction as well as our action?

  • Do I regularly attend meeting for business? If unable to attend, how do I fulfill the responsibility to understand and embrace the decisions made?

  • How do I affirm and support God’s presence in the process of discernment and reaching a decision?

  • Do I remain open to personal transformation as the community arrives at the sense of the meeting?