Hmmm...this is a very delicate question. I just gotta talk to *somebody,* so please forgive me, I intend NO OFFENSE.
There's a poster online, who like many here, is on several Orthodox boards. For some reason, that is no doubt my fault, this person's posts seem to always annoy me. I'm trying to think how to say this without being too specific, uh, well, I guess there was a discussion of coming to services on time. This person said something to the effect of who comes late, who comes early, who lives close enough to be on time, whose kids are well-behaved in church, and I'm thinking "Honey, when do you have time to pray?
" Is there a good prayer to say, to ask God to help me be less judgmental? I know this person is a convert, and everyone is too informal, no one takes Orthodoxy seriously enough, whatever. Of course I'm bothered because I have so many faults of my own, but I know so many people at church who have kids with health problems, people with illnesses, I have no idea about every situation, but I suppose some people even take medications that make them so tired, maybe that can't get up on time! A different story for each person. Yeah, it is annoying when people come in late, but if we're "annoyed" while in God's house, that's our failing. I always get so DEPRESSED over the "uber Orthodoxy" that one encounters online. Can anyone suggest any good ideas for this?