Ever noticed when someone has something critical to say, it is always directed at they?
I sat in the front row of a university college listening to an animated Professor of Divinity giving a lecture on hell fire and damnation. The lecture was so good it made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. As the podium rocked back and forward and the veins in his neck stood out, spit balls punctuated his speech and floated down on the hapless students in the front row.
The experience was surreal to me, until his indictment on they brought me back to earth.
“IF THEY DON’T GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER, THEY ARE GOING TO BURN.”
My mind boggled. Who are they?
Feeling the need to find out who they are and warn them of their impending doom, I approached the professor afterwards and asked who they were?
He looked directly at me between his squinting eyes, threw his head back, and walked off. I can only imagine that he knew who they were and didn’t think much of them. Maybe they were part of the faculty.
My confusion only deepened when old Mrs Brewster sidled up to me afterwards and whispered, “Only for prayer and in confidence. Did you hear what happened to Mr Cranse and Mrs White?”
Shaking my head, I listened with great trepidation to the old lady’s story.
“Well, they were caught…”
“Hang on,” I interrupted, “I thought we were talking about Mr Cranse and Mrs White and not they?”
Mrs Brewster’s eyes squinted. She stared at me for a long moment, then threw her head back, spun on her heels and flounced away.
What did I do?
This was the second time I got this reaction. These theys must be real bad people. (Wonder what she was going to say about Mr Cranse and Mrs White?) I am still at a bother as to who they are?
If you know who they are, please warn them… they are in big trouble.
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