A story from Patricia McBeein which she learned, as a new clerk how to listen to the movement of Spirit in a Meeting for Business. A Friend confronted her over the style and content of her clerking and walked out. She wanted to respond in kind, but the business of Meeting kept her from reacting. “Later, I was amazed at how the Spirit had taken over the clerkship and kept me focused on what the meeting needed.”
Credits: Betsy Meyer (BYM), Exercise Author “The Spirit Took Over,” by Patricia McBee, published in Discovering God as Companion, Mariellen Gilpin, editor (2007).