I started to have a sinking feeling. It's because of my own weakness, I thought. If I were more righteous, I'd be receiving the message like everyone else. Even Tom has received the "burning in the bosom." I was the one that was deluding myself, not him. I resolved to study the Book of Mormon more thoroughly and pray harder and repent better. Then I knew I would receive a sure knowledge of the truthfulness of the gospel.
"Wow, that was a powerful message," Tom said at the end of class.
"Yeah," I replied.
"I could really feel the spirit when she spoke, couldn't you?" he asked.
"Yes, the spirit was very strong," I said.
"Well, I'm going to tell Lara that I've finally decided. I'm ready to pass through the waters of baptism," he said. "See you later."
"Good for you," I said. "I'll see you around."
Our lunch group this time was down to me, Amy, and Tammy. Annette and Jenny were sitting with Tony and some boys from his ward, and April, Cookie, and Alexandra were all sitting with Andrew and Dan. Since it appeared to be 'eat lunch with the boys day' I looked around for Bill, but I couldn't find him. I saw Y and Z off at a table by themselves, but we weren't exactly invited to go sit by them. Then I looked for Tom and Greg, and saw that they were sitting with Kimberly and Lara.
"Well it looks like we've been abandoned," I said.
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