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The following was inspired by Romans 12.11

τῇ σπουδῇ μὴ ὀκνηροί   not holding back in zeal
τῷ πνεύματι ζέοντες   burning with the spirit

Just imagine visiting an old church
partly filled with pallid attendees
who would much rather do something else,
anything else, than linger on there.

Because of some invisible force,
a kind of inescapable pull,
they find themselves week after dull week
repeating the same dead exercise

None of them enjoys the tedium
nor do they have the courage to leave.
They are not sinners, nor are they saints.
They risk little, they suffer little.