I was recently attending a church function for my 7-year-old son on a weeknight when a couple of neighborhood friends asked me a bizarre question.
“Do you want to play basketball with us tonight?”
Laughter and a “Thanks, but no thanks” response.
They didn’t take no for an answer. My ward (local church congregation in the LDS community) had a game that night and we didn’t have enough guys to form a team without me. Truth of the matter is, the Rose Canyon Fourth Ward Elders Quorum team probably would have been better with four guys than with five guys if I was one of the five. [Read more…]