Eldering is a process of assisting one another, from a centered place, to stay true and faithful to the Spirit in all aspects of our lives. Eldering is a component in the life of a spiritual community that was well known among early Friends, came to be misunderstood, and to a great extent has fallen out of practice. Today Margery Mears Larrabee, author of this essay, and other Friends are urging us to rediscover eldering as a valuable practice that can nurture the spiritual lives of individual Friends and of Friends meetings. Decades of experience, wisdom, and deep reflection are contained in these pages.
By Margery Larrabee
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #392