I've just spent a few days considering the posts of sooo many new ones here. At times I feel overwhelmed by the negative impact that the WTBTS has had on many. The horror stories of families lost, loved ones scorned, youth lost, EXTREME SEXUAL abuse, MY GOD!!!! I have to question my sanity at times when I look back on the life that I lead as a jw and failed to recognise the destructiveness of that organisation.
I have to admit, that I myself was quite calloused when it came to another jw's hardship, thinking, well, they aren't doing what jehovah wanted them to be doing. It's their own fault. How narrow minded I WAS!! Now , all I can do is sit here in front of my computer, like the rest of you and see the fallout from that lifestyle.
Since my having left the borg, I have broadened my perspective and widened my heart when it comes to the plight of people suffering hardships in life. Be it financial, emotional or physical, my heart goes out to them.
Now, when I read an expierence of a new person on JWD, I put myself in their place and think to myself," What if that had happened to ME"? Or, " Ya know, that sounds like what I went through, or so-and-so I knew went through."
Heart felt compassion goes a long way my friends. Carry on in the fine works that you do here, as I know that I will also.