I had a brother visit me yesterday to invite me to the memorial. As usual, despite the unspoken passive aggressiveness, I was polite,
Anyway, this year, he started his presentation by saying: "The Governing Body (GB) wants us to read this bible passage to you!"
I was taken aback. I wanted to say: pardon me? What? Why not "WE", why say: The governing body?
Within the last few years, the level of attention given to the GB has become ridiculous. When I was a kid, I had pride at the idea that we barely talked about these man. All I knew was that they were humble man acting behind the scene. We used to say "the society" all the time and understood it to mean "the governing body and the brothers around them". Now, they consolidated the attention to the GB alone!