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Isn’t Ezra’s passionate prayer a little extreme?

When I heard this, I tore my tunic and cloak, pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled. Ezra 9:3

            If someone did this at your church service, you’d probably escort them out.  However, if it were the pastor upset over recent events or the news of his church staff members’ failure, you’d understand and probably feel this pain.  Ezra loved God and loved God’s plan for Israel.  He hated to see it all disintegrate because of sin.  Why don’t we see more of this?