From the Oxford Dictionary for Advanced Learners:
1 the coming of an important event, person, invention, etc
Okay, be honest: have you ever bickered with your parents, sparred with your siblings, or gave your spouse the silent treatment--on the way to worship? Do you recall more than one gripe-before-church match? I do (in very recent history, unfortunately). I wonder if Sunday morning, pre-church is one of the most beleaguered times for families who name the name of Jesus Christ.
What’s worse? I have seen this cycle enough times to know the conflict comes before worship, to distract, or afterwards, to cast doubt. I know, I know the battle’s coming, but I sleep instead of arming myself against routine or indifference or bickering.