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Message to Readers
This is one of my more personal pieces. If anyone else is going through struggles in faith, I feel you. Also welcome to chat even if you don't struggle or associate with Christianity/faith :)
You pulled me in with the word "stigma," because I think a lot of people see worship music in that way. As I read on, though, I was surprised to see that this wasn't your perspective, which made me even more interested in what you had to say. I also empathize with the "long silent struggles/ grapples and tugs this way that way".
I really don't like this question because all the pieces I've been reviewing lately are so good that I can't think of anything that could be added! I think your poem is great as is--well-rounded, empathetic, and real.
I know what the struggle feels like, and I'm really thankful that you shared this piece. It's amazing that there's a God we can always go back to, even when we have periods of doubt.