Original Posting At http://thenakedalien.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-first-church-council-meeting.html
Gathered. Gathered together in the gathering darkness. Gathered together, individually isolated, mourning the death of their unifying purpose.
Afraid. Gathered together behind locked-doors. Hiding. Hiding from occupying troops, religious strongmen, spies, friends, family, themselves… Hiding in a close and shuttered room filled with the rank musk of fear-sweat. Gathered and separated by despair.