Just come here to vent a bit. Last night we had one of those meeting where I had a hard time keeping my eyes from rolling. I tell you, sometimes I think they have a mind of their own, my eyes that is. Specially because the wife says everyone can notice my attitude (Don't know how to tell her that no one is really paying attention to the meeting, much less to me)
The first thing that almost made me scream in rage was during the weekly book study.
14 There is a remarkable Bible passage that helps us begin to grasp Jehovah’s adaptability. The prophet Ezekiel was given a vision of Jehovah’s heavenly organization of spirit creatures. He saw a chariot of awe-inspiring proportions, Jehovah’s own “vehicle” always under His control. Most interesting was the way that it moved. The giant wheels were four-sided and full of eyes so that they could see everywhere and could change direction instantly, without stopping or turning. And this gigantic chariot did not have to lumber along like an unwieldy, man-made vehicle. It could move at the speed of lightning, even making right-angled turns! (Ezekiel 1:1, 14-28) Yes, Jehovah’s organization, like the almighty Sovereign in control of it, is supremely adaptable, responsive to the ever-changing situations and needs it must address. 15 Humans can only try to imitate such perfect adaptability. All too often, though, humans and their organizations are more rigid than adaptable, more unreasonable 14, 15. Ezekiel’s vision of Jehovah’s celestial chariot teaches us what about Jehovah’s heavenly organization, and how does it differ from worldly organizations? 204 than yielding. To illustrate: A supertanker or a freight train might be awesome in terms of size and power. But can either one respond to sudden changes in circumstance? If an obstacle falls across the tracks in front of a freight train, turning is out of the question. Sudden stops are not much easier. A heavy freight train may take over a mile to stop after the brakes are applied! Similarly, a supertanker may coast onward for five miles after the engines are shut off. Even if the engines are thrown into reverse, the tanker may still plow on for two miles! It is similar with human organizations that are prone to rigidity and unreasonableness. Because of pride, men often refuse to adapt to changing needs and circumstances. Such rigidity has bankrupted corporations and even toppled governments. (Proverbs 16:18) How happy we can be that neither Jehovah nor his organization is anything like that!
The second one came later, during a question and answer session. The session was solely focused on preparing for field service and how prayer can help us get ready. This was accompanied along with a demonstration on how a brother is getting ready to go to field service. He made sure he had every track and magazine possible as well as pre loading a video on his phone. This sister, one of the anointed, kind of side stepped on the subject. She went on to comment on how well this brother was preparing, making sure he had the publications and then prayer. She mentioned how she really needs to pray hard in order to get the will to read the bible. Said the little scripture references on the side are really annoying.