Thomas Kelly on some true worshipers needed to help others become the same

Thomas Kelly notes that for a group to experience the Shekinah of God there needs to be some individuals who are already “gathered deep in the spirit of worship….In them, and from them, begins the work of worship. The spiritual devotion of a few persons…is needed to kindle the rest, to help those others who enter the service with tangled, harried, distraught thoughts to be melted and quieted and released and made pliant, ready for the work of God and His Real Presence.”

Thomas Kelly, The Eternal Promise, 82-83, quoted by Richard J. Foster, Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer, 51.

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