2 people were read out last week as disfellowshipped. Of course now the announcement is read "So and so is no longer one of Jehovahs Witnesses". They read that statement twice, once for each of the names.
The statement sounded wonderful to me. I was shocked at my reaction. It used to be such a taboo thing. So solemn. Even sad. But now for me it is different. I honestly don't want to be one of Jehovahs Witnesses anymore, but I am staying in to slowly get my wife out. This time when I heard the announcement, I didn't hear sad at all. I heard relief. I heard honesty. I heard a clean slate.
If it happens to me one day, I will celebrate it. I will throw myself a coming out party.
With that said, my heart goes out to the people dealing with hurt from shunning.
But honestly I envied the two persons being read out. I wanted to be them.