Chicago, IL — Sarah Paul, 29, was recently kicked out of her Christian women’s group for lacking “Christian photographic excellence” regarding a photo she posted to social media. “I was just trying to portray my holiness through the art of prop use and staging,” Sarah relates. “I wanted to deepen my walk with God and the group, but now I just feel like a failure.”
Sarah’s photo, containing a strategically placed Christian book, candle, cup of coffee, journal, and Bible with highlighted scripture, was the source of her new role as the group pariah. When asked about the incident, Abigail, one of the group members, stated, “Sarah tries, but, when it comes down to it, she’s out of touch. Her photo misrepresented the depth of our faith in so many ways. She didn’t use colored highlights to categorize scripture passages, her coffee cup was chipped and ugly, and her journal covered part of the book title, preventing people from seeing its link to Christianity. And don’t even get me started on the filters she used.”
Sarah stated that she has been attending therapy sessions to work through the emotional trauma of her blunder. “I want to at least be able to appear to be pious, but if I can’t even get the photo right, then I’m not sure God can love me.” She is also undergoing intensive Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in order to walk through the moments during which she snapped and posted the photo in order to determine what she could have done differently.
Regarding her relationship with God, she stated that she is going to work hard on improving her social media posts in the hopes that He’ll forgive her for this spectacle.
By Kim King