This fire is lit before the ceremony begins, and must, absolutely must, continuously burn for all five days of the event. It is tended by the “firemen”, a tough, thankless job.
Inside that sphere, there was no outside world, no distractions, no work, no stress, an entire world where the occupant was in control. It was just a place to be at peace.
this routine was very comforting to her. She had separated herself from the church for quite an extended period of time and had gone through some tough times. When she finally returned, this routine, the same as from her previous church, was like a warm blanket
I like to give humanity the benefit of the doubt and assume that most of us have evolved beyond those strictly biological urges, seeking fulfillment, wisdom and growth.
I am not a religious man, but I am very spiritual. What I mean by that is that I do not belong to a church, but I do believe in God and have what I feel is a strong relationship with Her. With that start, I have a story to tell you.