Having grown up with hyper-religious black aunties, I knew that when the woman’s teary eyes met mine I was supposed to join her in prayer.
I have no strong feelings about you though, other than “oddly disappointed that he is a Scientologist.”
At Grace, love is a practice as much as a feeling.
Or you could choose from the beginning to never walk into this trap, to essentially walk into a relationship.
I committed a venial sin and checked my phone in church, only to see an email that stressed me out, which was obviously God telling me not to check my phone in church.
Eventually mom and I left (before church was over, there’s only so much we can take).
I tried to follow their conversation, sloppily trying to explain my work, how I’m doing.
I enjoyed the somber songs, and I sang out loud with my daughter.
“The bill of sale is on record, and future generations will learn from it that women were articles of traffic in New York, late in the nineteenth century of the Christian religion.”