Saturday, March 2, 2013

Lucas' Lunch Date - Hidden Under Her Heart (A Story of Abortion & Courage) Chapter 7 - Scene 3

Lucas sat across the table from his sister in a hot and stifling restaurant booth. Pastor Stone of Morning Star Baptist Church expounded on the gospel with Sandra. How many times had she heard the plan of salvation? If Sandra didn’t want to accept, pounding her with the Bible would only make it worse. But he owed his mother a report that he had tried.
Pastor Stone turned to him. “Coming to our evening service? Starts at six-thirty.”
“Actually, I already have a church.” Lucas smiled and sipped the tepid water.
“Oh, really? Your mother called and said you hadn’t found one. Is it a Baptist church?”
“It’s a community church. They’re not exclusive.”
The pastor shook his jowls. “We need to stick to our own kind. Separation from evil influences.”
Sandra slurped on the ribs and licked her fingers. “That’s right. My brother’s hanging around liberals.”
“I want to try something different.” Lucas pushed the congealed chili aside. “I don’t think Baptists are the only people saved.”
“I didn’t say that,” Pastor Stone said. “It’ll make your mother happy if you come to church with your sister. Otherwise, she has to take the bus.”
“Yep, and that’s why I skipped this morning.” Sandra rolled her eyes. “He spent the weekend with some woman named Maryanne.”
The pastor drew in his breath and gasped. He took out a handkerchief and wiped his forehead. “Fornication is a grievous sin. Beware that God doesn’t strike you dead.”
“Thank you for your concern, Pastor, but I did not fornicate.”
“We must refrain from the appearance of evil.” Pastor Stone flipped open his Bible and read from 1st Thessalonians chapter 5.
Lucas stared at the ceiling fan. What was Maryanne doing right now? She was probably taking a relaxing bubble bath and painting her toenails. Maybe resting with a facial mask and cucumbers over her eyelids. He shifted in his seat. He’d treat her with the utmost respect. She was such a wonderful friend, and now he was privileged to have her as his girlfriend.

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