Vocal Ministry and Quaker Meeting

“What I love about being a Quaker is you can go to any Quaker meeting in the world and you don’t know what you’re gonna get,” says J.E. McNeil. “Not only are the places all different but the people are all different and the messages are all different.”

“It’s fabulous, it’s absolutely fabulous. I think it’s one of the greatest gifts Quakerism has ever given the world.”

“Anybody who knows me would know… I am a frequent speaker in meeting,” McNeil continues. “Sometimes I sit down after my message and I’m like, what the heck was I talking about? But then people will come up to me after meeting and say, ‘Your message really spoke to me,’ and I’m like, okay, I don’t have to understand it. It’s not my job. It’s my job to stand up to speak when I’m compelled to speak and leave it to God to find the ears to listen.” J.E. McNeil shares more of her experiences at Quaker meetings in “God’s Voice in the Chaos,” from the June/July issue of Friends Journal.

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