He bowed his head as if to pray.
While everyone else was praying, he thought, how odd that everyone is praying but me.
All these people, he thought, divulging to God what they had kept secret from all others.
God alone would know their hearts.
God alone would be aware of their sin.
And God alone would forgive them…perhaps.
His mind raced and he had an unusual temptation to slowly look up and see if anyone else had also withheld their prayers.
And then…he thought if God is watching he has seen more than one without a bowed head.