Today’s Prompt: Write a post inspired by a real-world conversation.
So, I might have mentioned this before, but there’s not one, but two great little coffee shops on Main Street in my town. One is this quaint little place that’s been there since forever. The other’s very new, very posh, and serves Starbucks. I love them both.
It was in the newer of the two that I seem to run into the best conversations, though. It seems to be the meeting place of some different groups that are just fascinating to listen to. Lawyers hang out there, and judges. It’s just a block from the courthouse, you see.
A wonderful group of pastors also meet there once a week. I love to got write while they’re there.
I’ve never had a very good opinion of organized faith, you see. I’m a Christian, but anything that smacks of someone having authority over other people and saying it’s in the name of God makes my skin crawl. I think it’s something about all the arguing over religious dogma, and the constant infighting that always seem to go with it.
But these pastors, they meet, and they talk shop. They talk about writing their talks, and helping their congregation. They put all differences aside, and talk to each other like brothers and sisters. You know, the way we’re supposed to treat each other.
I sneezed once, and they all blessed me. It was kind of cool.