Thanks for the assignment. So grateful for the responses already shared. After reading them I was almost ready to think that I was still waiting to have something to share. Well, so much for that!
One morning before going to serve in the Reading Room, I was just filled with the assurance that the community there was already embraced in divine Love. I always try to pray about the Reading Room before going to serve, but this time was different. Instead of trying to find and hold onto a profound, unique, and all-encompassing metaphysical statement, a simple glimpse of Love’s universal presence was tangibly with me.
So it was no surprise when, shortly after opening, a dear woman who had not been in before came in. She had not realized that the Reading Room was there because her “access bus” had not turned that way before. We talked some, and she read the Lesson. She has visited us again.
Recently her grown daughter has started coming in with her. They read the Lesson and talk a bit with attendants.
There have also been more first-time visitors since that day.