Beyond Consensus: Salvaging Sense of the Meeting
"In seeking the sense of the meeting we open ourselves to being guided to perfect resolution in the Light, to a place where we sit in unity in the collective inward Presence. Through consensus we decide it; through sense of the meeting we turn it over, allowing it to be decided. `Reaching consensus is a secular process,' says a Friend. `In sense of the meeting God gets a voice.'" Morley describes three essential components in discovering sense of the meeting: release, long focus, and transition to Light, all of which are nurtured by worship.