After sending my essay of letter, I took up thine and read it. I like it well, and think it should be the basis to work on. I see thee conceived our task a little differently from me—Thee addresses those who “seldom” attend; I had in mind those who “never” or practically never, do so. In fact I had mainly in view such cases as R.E.S. and H.C. Naturally the tenor of my letter was stricter and more searching,-no doubt too much so for some other cases.
I feel that thy thought that our meetings are places for rest of soul,-spiritual recuperation,- is one that should be supplemented by something a little stronger. It is fine that we have to seek this rest in meeting often; but I am strongly of the opinion that that is not their ideal. Our silent worship should be an earnest “exercise of spirit,” a “wrestling in prayer,” and should as much as possible tend toward service, that is accomplishing something for others, in word
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