"No leisure here, it's like a full-court press."
"I did nothing but read until I was finished!"
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Bart tucks in his shirt and zips up his new pants--they're white.
"For a church to thrive, Julie, it needs to be entertaining. It needs music, it needs laughter, and most of all it needs a leader to look up to."
Bart grabs a white jacket to match his pants and slides into it. He continues his lecture while surveying himself in the mirror.
"It needs a shepherd who offers them reassurance every week. A person who tells them that in this great big scary world, everything is gonna be alright."
Bart studies his face in the mirror. "That person isn't God, Julie." He dabs oil from his forehead with a towel.
"That person is me."