Very nice brother came by who comes about every 6 months or so. I really like this guy and knew ahead of time that the next time he came over I was going to be friendly to him. He came by during a storm and was obviously cold. I invited him in and offered coffee or tea. He sat down and we began to chat:
So, have you found another church?
"I don't want to say because I know the consequences of that."
Oh. I see. Well I respect that. But JWs are the only ones who do the preaching work as Jesus commanded.
"Well, I can see that JWs have a reason to boast about their large Excel-type spreadsheet worth of digits about this many hours and this many studies, etc. etc. But I can also see that other Christian groups and personal friends do their ministry 24/7 by the way they live their lives and the way they share Jesus and the Bible. So, it's more than having a database with numbers in it, to them it is alive and beating with a heart."
Hmmmm. But living as a JW is the best way of life. As imperfect people, we still have a much better lifestyle than anyone else.
"Standing from a JW's limited perspective, I can respect that you feel that way. However, unless you live anothers' life, you cannot compare. For example, the friends from work that I have who go to Calvary Chapel have very fulfilling, moral lives ... better than most JW I've met. I also know Jewish families who are moral and have a strong network. I can go on and on .... but the bottom line is that Paul said if this is not the truth then he was the most of all men to be pitied. So if a person is spending countless hours in the full time ministry knocking on doors and it is not the truth, then really it is something to be pitied."
If you don't believe it's the truth why don't you write a letter? I'm not telling you to do it but I'm wondering why you have not done it.
"Why should I? I have no ties to the JWs. It is a mute point.... irrelevant in my life and frankly, not worth the time."
Well, as long as I don't see you out there with picketing signs then I don't see any need to start anything in motion against you.
"hahahahaha ... (little does he know)"
He asked my husband if he would come back to the meetings and my husband told him that if he was interested he knows where the KH is and doesn't need periodic invitations. His mom is a witness and would just go with her....
Such a nice man. I could not bear to be mean to him. But I was true to myself and that's what matters to me. I wish him nothing but good in life. It's hard to write down my tone. I said what I needed to say in a very nice way and with a smile on my face.