MK forum

Discuss anything MK here
It is currently Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:04 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 3:35 pm
Posts: 597
Thinking today of injustice
Making a mountain out of a molehill
Chastising a child for squirming
Mocking any doubters

No, not just mocking, but mocking and then dismissing the doubters
Being fervent only about the fervent
Luke-warm? NO HOPE

Disproportionate responses


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 3:35 pm
Posts: 597
Without anyone questioning
When fear controls the group
With outsiders deemed unworthy
Decision-makers cast their vote

Be like us.
Respect us.
We'll evaluate you.

And maybe, we'll see
If you don't get in too much trouble
In a probationary type of way
They pseudo-accept your family
Tentatively give a smile
Wait for your first out-loud prayer

Then, the true watching begins
Is their Bible worn out fine, with passages underlined?
Do they take notes in chapel?
Sing prayerfully to The Lord?
Bring prayer lists to the front?

How are they with men?
Are their skirts a shade too short?
Any gaping buttons? Any slinky shorts?
Do they honor their mom or dad?
Revere the mission lord?
Spend their money thriftily?

It goes on and on
You make it through one set,
Find yourself at another test

If you marry right, it might turn out ok


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 3:35 pm
Posts: 597
A Plain girl sits alone in a courthouse, with one lawyer, one non-Plain advocate
The abuser, a neighbor, surrounded by loved ones and church members


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:27 pm
Posts: 5074
All so true, Allbetter. And all so melancholy.

Current observations that make me sad:

The Loyal and the Faithful continue to write enthusiastic e-mails about their many travels to "important meetings" in exotic locales.

The Wayward and the Forgotten Unfaithful can't even scrape together enough money to travel a few states away.

Real Life outside the Protected Cloister is pretty tough. No more special perks from wealthy admirers, that's for sure.

:(


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 3:35 pm
Posts: 597
Do you remember when the four personality types hit the mission/Christian world? You were either phlegmatic, choleric, sanguine, or melancholic. As if all of the people could be sorted like a deck of cards.

With two choleric people at the top, that was definitely seen as the godliest. Sanguine too lighthearted, phlegmatic too luke-warm, and melancholic, too teary.

That's what I always think about when I hear the word melancholy!

I've always been an optimist. The first times in dealing with overwhelming anxiety/depression I immediately went on meds. I'm trying not to see that as a first-line response, and now actually going through the emotions, therapy, etc. It feels worse, but truer. Getting a modicum of self-respect in the process, of understanding.

We may not have money, but we can breathe.

Don't let the bastards grind you down.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:13 pm
Posts: 496
Location: Upstate NY US
Raz said
Quote:
Current observations that make me sad:

The Loyal and the Faithful continue to write enthusiastic e-mails about their many travels to "important meetings" in exotic locales.

The Wayward and the Forgotten Unfaithful can't even scrape together enough money to travel a few states away.


This is so true. I get letters that mention they need fund and supports send in the checks. Hurting MKs often because of abuse don't have good jobs, just enough to make a living, yet I haven't heard them complain. But when they want to come to something like a MK Safety Net Conference they don't have enough funds to come to something that could be a real help in their journey to healing.

MKSN is having a mini conference this May 17 and 18 in the Corning NY area at Curtis Baptist Church in Curtis about 10 mile out in the country from Corning. All MKs who are struggling with past abuse are especially encouraged to come. I am sorry we have no scholarships for this. But there is no cost for the conference or the lunch on Sat. People in driving distance can come for the day. Those who want to stay over will have to make their own reservations for housing. We do have a special rate at the Staybridge Suite in Corning.

Personal message me if you want to come. I am planning the lunch.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group