Well said, cagefighter!!!
January 2013 WT Article is Cruel to JW Parents
Oh, that's just great. I can well imagine my mother crying over it.
As I recall, when the Prodigal Son was on his way home the Father ran out to meet him before he even got all the way back to the house. The Father hugged and kissed him making him feel welcomed and loved.
While he was yet a long way off, his father caught sight of him and was moved with pity, and he ran and fell upon his neck and tenderly kissed him. - Luke 15:20
At the KH, when a "Prodigal Son" returns he or she will be told to sit in the corner quietly and be shunned for an indeterminate period of time, usually many months,
before they will be allowed to talk to anyone else in the congregation.
Exactly, and the father didn't have a clue about the "heart condition" of his son, after all, in their day and age cell phones and the like had yet to be invented!