This Week’s Query

From: Advices and queries; Britain Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice, 5th edition, @ 1995-2015 Quaker Faith and Practice

‘Rejoice in the presence of children and young people in your meeting and recognise the gifts they bring. Remember that the meeting as a whole shares a responsibility for every child in its care. Seek for them as for yourself a full development of God’s gifts and the abundant life Jesus tells us can be ours. How do you share your deepest beliefs with them, while leaving them free to develop as the spirit of God may lead them? Do you invite them to share their insights with you? Are you ready both to learn from them and to accept your responsibilities towards them?’

This is the time of year when most Meetings are rejoicing in the incarnation of God – the birth of the Christ Child among humankind. How does your Meeting honor ‘God with us’ - ‘God in us’ through children? How do you seek out children in your Meeting, and see God reflected in them? How are you reflected in the children you encounter?