The problem with modern man is that they do not want to put any effort into their religion, and want it all handed to them on a silver platter.
Well, the story is that St. John shortened the DL of St. Basil who shortened the DL of St. James, so it would seem modern man isn't the only one, if length of services is what you are getting at.
Interestingly, though, there is no word for "boredom" in ancient Greek, etc., or so I've heard (so could be total BS lol).
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
and both come out of your mouth