I have the permission of the writer to share this anonymous “voice” — one that intones the periodic thoughts of many of us, I think.
I sat in a church foyer with a group of Christian women for the purpose of ‘prayer’. All of the language was very respectable, but the atmosphere was stifling and tense. Prayer requests were given as gossip. Judgments were made with vocal tones and facial expressions. It was as if a huge vacuum sucked the very life out of the air, leaving everyone depressed or angry. It was a huge serving of yuck topped off with slop, with a healthy side of blah, blah, blah, blah. (unattributed)
Have you met with that same group before? I have….