"...to combat the equally repetitious and uncontrollable din of negativity, felt mostly in my solar plexus."
"I was confused, it was kind of exciting, and I was running for my life"
People are still yelling their adamant opinions, rather than engaging in civil conversation. No is standing in the other's shoes.
He had prayed rightly, done his job in counseling, ministering to me in prayer. He was self-confident in that moment, and wise in his own eyes.