Committee clerks are reminded that their purpose is to serve the members of the meeting or committee. They should maintain a worshipful environment that will assist with discernment. While preparation and organization are helpful, care should be taken to take time for worshipful consideration. Difficult issues should be allowed to season when further reflection is needed. Individual Friends and the Meeting as a whole will benefit from focusing on being patient, trusting and showing love to fellow committee members. Committees are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to the Advisory committee or Meeting; no clerk or committee is ever alone.