After going to Church with my Mom for Mother's Day, I drove down to Ft. Belvoir to the Alexandria Friends Meeting (ie. a Quaker worship service). I've been wanting to go to a Friends meeting for a few months now, but haven't had the chance. I was singing in Dr. Sandborg's Presbyterian Choir every Sunday last semester, so I missed the Roanoke meeting. I found the Alexandria meeting on the internet and it met and exceeded my hopes and expectations. I was first drawn to it after reading this history page.
So, I finally got a chance to go. If I try telling you what happened, it would be boring since all a meeting is, is a group of people sitting in silence. But I felt like I belonged there; like something was drawing me there, but just waiting for the right time. I guess it can be explained as the Quakers call it: the Inner Light; the divine within all of us. I had this energized feeling most of the day; like everything was becomming allinged. I don't want to use hokey religious imagery and jargon, but I find it hard not to.
Even weirder, I feel a pull towards Christianity; or at least a pull towards re-examining it. So yeah. And this meeting seems sufficiently liberal enough that I wouldn't actually have to be a Christian to be a Quaker. Does that make sense?
I'm kinda tired and this isn't turning out as well-written and thought out as I had hoped.
Anyway, love you guys!