Now, it's not the worst thing to happen to me, but I climbed a mountain. I've climbed several mountains but this one was with a good friend, he is now a circuit overseer. He was always someone I looked up to. And there is nothing like climbing a difficult mountain to bring you close to someone. I remember us lying down together wondering if we could carry on.
Recently, as the circuit overseer, he called on my house as a "do not call" to offer me a way back. I told him how sad I was at the way I was left alone. "disfellowshipped" I could see the sadness in their eyes as they walked away. It is very sad how friends can seperate, even more families.
I am a happy man. But sometimes I am touched by this sadness.