Last night we were discussing the "New Light" that was revealed to the GB recently from Jehovah. Many of us recall all the CO talks and Elder parts based on the bible text of how a True servant of Jah would not be "Inactive or Irregular" for years one was required to have at least One Hour to be considered a servant of Jah.
As the Sec in my hall I recall so many times calling up friends to get thier time and hearing them break crying cause they didn't have 60min only about 45min- and they knew that it meant they were not servants of Jah
now with the new light from jw a person with only 14 Minutes of time will now be disqualified as being a servant of Jah.
It is amazing how many jw will view this arrangement as a "Loving Provision from Jah" instead of realizing that thier service to thier god has been reduced to whether they get 15min or 14 min
I was telling my wife last night how the A$$ beating will commence shortly once this arrangement is fully in place.
CO : "You mean to say friends you can't spend 30 sec a day selling books- ooops i meant to speaking about Jah"
Poor Pub " Dear Bro SEC I only got 13 min this month."
SEC "Well sister go over to your neighbor next door and tell them could you keep and eye on my house i will be attending a Circuit assembly this weekend, that should get you over the 15 min mark"
For many JW this will be another nail in thier "Doubting Coffin" as they will see that their service to god has been reduced down to mere numbers on a spreadsheet, much like a sales quota smile
The pressure that will be put on the older members in nursing homes or just too sickly to sell books is going to be unreal
no jw will be allowed to have an excuse for not selling books now
There are so many "Lurkers" out there who are truly afraid. I can understand it so well- just last week i was walking down the street here in WAsh DC over by 1600 Penn Ave over by the White House- there is a park call Layfette Park right across the street and sometime Homeless folks will stop in there since so many tourist come thru and they can ask for money- well this lady had a shopping cart and she walked away from the cart to ask a couple for some money and the cart rolled into the White house gate- well since everyone is on high alert the Secret Service almost went Ballistic on her and grabber her cart and she was crying-- as we walked away the two guys i were with just laughed at the old lady, but i thought about JW esp when we try to talk to them about the truth
you see this cart contained all this little old lady had in the world- her entire life was in a shopping cart- most of us who travel if we lost a suitcase with some dirty drawers in it and some shirts and slacks would be upset ,but we got plenty clean drawers and tee shirts at home so it really is no lose to use- but for this lady it was her entire life and the same with JW when we try to tell them that wt is wrong, all jw -including all of us to some degree have put our entire life in our WT shopping cart and for someone to come along and try to take it- the pain is unreal
so when you see a JW fighting against what you are trying to tell them just understand you are about to take away everything they have in thier life- that is why for many of us who have left we go thru periods of depression, anger , frustration and so forth
i can't speak for you all, but I know what i gave up for wt and now my wife and i are playing catchup- because of our age we at least have some time to do so.
I think about my mother-in=law who will be visiting my wife and i this weekend - we are not into the christmas thing even though we left wt, but for me now it's no big deal
but i feel so sorry for her- we have tried to help her but due to her life she wants to hold on to her shopping cart
she lost child in an accident some 30yrs ago and wt Promised her that she could see her son and dad and sisters again and all she has to do is sell our books and come to our sales meeting.
over the years it has become very hard for her to keep up with the WT routine, recently she has started to miss meeting, complain more about the "APpointed men by Jah"
she has now starting gambling , she plays the lottery and why- well like most jw she is tired and after all these years of rules and rules and more rules she like many otther jw are secretly breaking the rules now-
just recently she had a married sister over to her house with a "Worldly" for drinks . My mother in law knows that this man and sister are sleeping together- he looks like a leftover Pip from the 70's in the days of the the OHIO PLAYERS, Earth Wind and Fire and Cun-Funk-Shun.
she has a best friend who is the wife of and elder- they too are playing the lottery and dealing with shady money they are getting from their Street Thug Kids--
I say all of this to make the point that today the JW of old who would not tolorate any Rivery toward Jah- you know that JEHU THANG
today accept almost any thing as ok or they wink at it and give thier approval by thier actions.
what is so sad is that while they are doing all of these things if you try to let them know that they can live a "Noraml" life they reject it on the spot.
I feel sorry for my mother in law
she is about 60yrs old never worked and the career that she had was selling books- my mother in law if she were allowed to live a Normal life instead of being told the end is near round the corner, very soon now- could have pursued some of her dreams
I dont' know what her dreams are since most jw are not allowed to dream beyond what wt tells them is ok to dream about
but she could have opened her own food chain like Silvia did in harlem with good old down home soul food cooking, or she could have went to college and become a dr- she loves people and get along with everyone she meets my mother in law could have been the next Orpha Winfrey with her own talk show and my mother in law would have been damn good to, but instead wt stripped her of all her dreams and goals- and the pain must be great as she and other jw like her look back on their lives and see they have spent the best years of their life selling worthless books and much of the info inside those books they don’t even believe or live by today- I have found that there are many jw who will never loook into why they feel so bad or why the congo has so many problem,, they will continue to attend their sales meeting thinking what they have been told, but they are getting TIRED and their life styles and actions show that they are tired
this weekend they will be here in DC I have decided not to try and take away her Shopping Cart
just my two
A man who refuses to think is a fool,
A man who can't think is a idiot,
A man who is afraid to think is a coward.....