So Be It

They spoke foreign words.
About god, and church, and prayer.
Words, defined, but meaningless and empty to me.
They cursed, but in the name of Jesus.
Words I understood but not in this context.
They welcomed me to pray along.
They said it was ok to be an unbeliever.
That he would save me.
Would lift me up with light.
Know me and love me anyway.
I sincerely doubted this.
But I prayed in the only way I knew how.
I said ‘thank you’.
Not to him,
But to his followers that were reaching out.
They seemed broken, like me.
Loners in search of acceptance and human connection
Isn’t it strange that only by searching for an improbable higher power, we discover each other?
“Amen”, they said.
Later, I looked it up and learned it means “so be it”.
So be what? I wonder.
Perhaps I’ll be back next week to find out.
Perhaps not.

Be well,



  1. murisopsis says:

    A truth – we find strength in the brokenness of others. Acceptance of us as individuals binds us in a group. And as we grow we can acknowledge our need for community and connection. I hope you can find what you are searching for….

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  2. Hmmm… are you on a spiritual journey?

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      I’m participating in a 13 week fellowship experience via zoom. It’s…interesting.

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      1. It would be cool to read your thoughts at the end of it.

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      2. Monty Vern says:

        I expect I’ll have some reflections to share

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