Just be glad you didn't!!!
How does that kind of behavior correlate to loving your neighbor and exuding love all the time... they talk about intense love and the condition of your heart... well, if the condition of their hearts is that they think and feel that they are better than everybody else, that just don't jive...
They think that love of neighbor means to preach to people. Intense love within the congregation? Very much as Blondie said. I know that my husband was an elder. I truly believed that my family might be spiritually harmed by alot of contact with ones who didn't attend meetings regularly-that to remain spiritually strong we must be in close association with those that are in the forefront of Kingdom work-which usually meant the other elders and their families.After all, obedience was primary....meeting attendance would be looked at closely if you were hoping to survive Armageddon!!!
This, of course, was the advice from the Watchtower magazine and other publications, and the talks at the KHall and assemblies. I followed it faithfully. If, for instance, a person had married a non-witness, I didn't see how it would be wise to associate with them. They were disobedient, after all. End of story. Of course, I never stopped to actually think about the person's circumstances or family history. Witnesses can't read hearts, but go alot by visual cues...meeting attendance, answering, field service-things you can see being done. Unfortunately, if you become sick and are unable to continue these activities, well......
Ah, yes, intense love.....if others meet the right criteria....even among fellow witnesses.