I'm the kind of person who skips to the conversation when reading a book.
A written conversation occurred in church. I know, I know — I should be encouraging my boys to listen, but not paying attention in church is as old as… well, probably, as old church itself. There’s even that story in Acts where the boy fell asleep and fell out the window while Paul was talking. As least my boys didn’t fall asleep and fall out of the pew.
Speaking of pews, our church has pews. No stackable chairs, nor even folding chairs in the sanctuary. Just good old-fashioned, old wooden pews. I think these have become so rare, that the boys couldn’t even think of the name of them. Hence, they call them a bench in the written conversation I found after the service.
I’m not sure who wrote what. Both Finley and Elliot have similar sloppy printing that they pass off as handwriting.
The other must have written something about laughing because the next line says, “When you laugh the whole bench thing shakes.”
Then someone wrote, “Why are you shaking?”
The answer is unclear.
We are all sacred, created in God’s image.
And we should all be scared, coming into God’s presence in the sanctuary.
Maybe it was a little of both.