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Damascus Southern Baptist Church is holding a revival.

Mildred knows it will be a disaster. Francis Paul Day, an ex-junkie, is the speaker. She snorts. “If matters aren’t horrible enough, that heathen has the same christened name as my beloved son!”

Francis Paul Day proclaims, “I am a sinner! Saved by the Grace of God! Washed in the blood of Jesus Christ!”

Mildred mocks and ignores him. Knows what a heathen is. Describes her Second Blessings as “more than just doing right. It’s the knowledge that you are pure. It’s not thinking of yourself better than others, though you are, or showing it, though you do, since it’s as natural as breathing. A Second Blessing is a gift shared with prophets of old and yet to come. It’s not just having my name written in the Book of Life, but engraved.”

The first night ends with Communion. Mildred chokes on the Host. Although Francis Paul Day saves her, she knows he’s obsessed with her granddaughter. Is determined to keep them apart. But exposing him reveals a family secret.

Jonathan Swift said, “We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” SECOND BLESSING ponders this truth.

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About John Northcutt Young

I write. Remember making-up stories from spelling words in the fifth grade. A journalism degree followed. Thanks for looking.
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