Matthew 6:1: "Take good care not to practice your righteousness in front of men in order to be observed by them; otherwise you will have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens."
"Now we'd like to call to the platform Brother So-and-so, a [let's face it, capital letters should be used] Regular Pioneer and Elder in the Blah-Blah-Blah congregation. Brother So-and-so, what helped you to put Kingdom interests first?"
So-and-so: "Well, Brother Speaker, I had been employed at my current job for blah-blah-blah years. I soon realized that I was not doing enough to praise Jehovah. So I went to my employer and made what some might see as an unusual request."
Speaker: "What request did you make, Brother?"
So-and-so: "I asked for two days off per week in order to expand my ministry."
Speaker: "That must have taken some courage."
So-and-so: "Yes, it did."
Speaker: "And how did your employer react?"
So-and-so: "Well, he said to me that I could have Thursday and Friday off, but only if I didn't bother coming back to work on that Monday."
[Audience 'oohs' or 'laughs']
So-and-so: "I took that to mean that I would probably be fired, but I decided to put my trust in Jehovah, knowing that if I sought his Kingdom first, he would provide for my needs. So I did indeed take Thursday and Friday off."
Speaker: "What happened after that, Brother?"
So-and-so: "On Monday, I called my employer to ask him if I still had a job. He assured me that I did, that what he meant was that I could take THREE days off a week and come in on Tuesday."
So-and-so: "I continue working part-time, and this has been a blessing from Jehovah that has enabled me to pioneer and handle my theocratic responsibilities wisely."
Speaker: "Thank you, Brother So-and-so--" [applause interrupts him, but he continues anyway] "--for demonstrating to us how we can be faithful to Jehovah and put Kingdom interests first. So, friends, can you perhaps make adjustments in your work schedule and qualify for the full-time ministry? A long-time pioneer named Susan says the following: "Anyone and everyone can pioneer. The only thing that ever disqualifies us is our own attitude." Should we not have similar zeal for the ministry?" [Speaker gets really loud] "Then BY ALL MEANS, LET US CONTINUE PUTTING FORTH EFFORT TO PUT GOD'S KINGDOM INTERESTS FIRST!!!"
[Audience claps; end of talk]
Am I right, or am I wrong?