Have a reputation for being immature and quick to take offense! Then you can find yourself invited to a JW wedding reception. Do you doubt this? Read on. (My supplementary comments are in
*** w84 4/15 20-1 Find Balanced Enjoyment at Wedding Feasts ***
Honestly, though, who of us [who might get invited to a wedding] would want our friends [the bride and groom to be] to be so afraid of slighting us that they would get saddled with debt and perhaps miss out on the full-time ministry? [OH, the pioneer ministry! I cant wait! I cant wait! Lol.] If we are not invited, how much better to trust that they maturely weighed all factors, including finances. Their not inviting us may even reflect their confidence that we are mature and will not be quick to take offense. (Ecclesiastes 7:9; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7) [So those who ARE coming include those who would whine and complain loudly if they WEREN'T invited. People who are "mature" get left off the invitation list. That sounds like a real fun group to be with!]
We still can share their happiness by attending the Bible-based wedding talk, which is the more important part.
[Come on and hear our Watchtower-based propaganda. Forget about your friendships.]
Worldly people are bad, ill behaved. And JWs always conduct themselves appropriately. Read on.
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Some have chosen to invite worldly acquaintances or unbelieving relatives to the wedding talk rather than to the reception. Why? Well, there have been cases when worldly relatives created such an embarrassing situation at a wedding reception that many brothers and sisters felt that they could not remain. Some couples have arranged to have only a small dinner with close family members and Christian friends.
[I'm sure such relatives are puzzled when they're invited only to the talk but not the reception. Imagine if they could read this drivel! They'd probably throw a fit!!]
Edited by - Gopher on 26 October 2002 11:31:26