Sean was back to lead bible study in Zac's last night. After he did the introduction and he'd told us what page we were on I looked around the room; you could have heard a pin drop ... I sat and grumbled to myself. I swear he sends out a secret signal to all the noise-makers when he's not going to be there.
Anyway, we were talking about being bullied for being a Christian A couple of people said they'd been laughed at or mocked but Gary, our most regular rough sleeper, said, 'I goes up the pub for a drink and when I says I'm coming down 'ere nobody laughs at me. And when I go back after they don't make fun of me.'
Sean said, 'They must be good friends you have then.'
To which Gary said, 'And if they do I tell them to f*** off.'
One of our other regulars was having trouble in work, being bullied. We'd all tried being encouraging, suggesting trying not to react. Our regular was doing well and then 'I just had to punch him.I felt much better afterwards.'
Having found out the identity of the recipient of the punch I can understand the urge.
This week it was Golly's birthday we were celebrating.