I've got my fair share of things that irritate me to no end regarding this religion. However, I have to be fair. I got up this morning, and for some reason I didnt feel overwhelmingly negative about what I was getting ready to do. I showed up at the group a tad bit late. Another elder is in my group and helps relieve some of the pressure off of me. I have a little trouble with social anxiety, and this religion physically and mentally exhausts me as a result. At any rate, 11 people showed up at the meeting point. The territory was adjacent to the meeting point, so we didnt have to travel far. It was hot than a MOFO out there today too. It's like 85 out right now. We did 2 hours straight door to door, no break. I'm happy to say we finished the territory so the brother can turn that in. Afterwards we went on calls. What really made my day though, was being able to help a couple people.
I still personally feel that the door to door ministry is outdated and ineffective in this day and age of media. I also hate with a passion the WTS view that all other Christian faiths and even nonChristian faiths are invalid. I run into mostly Baptists, Catholics, Protestants, etc., and there is a divide between us over minor doctrine. Minor doctrine that is highly debateable. To me, that kind of divide shouldnt exist. We should be able to look at other Christians as brothers in the faith, with differences over interpretation. So that part of field service bothers me. However, I'm happy when I run into someone who truly is looking for some kind of guidance. It makes me feel good when I can encourage them with a scripture. Or when I can help them understand something in the Bible they had misconstrued. I was able to do those things today, and it made me feel good. Don't get me wrong, I'm not planning on pioneering or anything. That's going beyond whats written. But as someone who still considers himself a Christian, granted very imperfect, but still trying, I have to say today I'm glad I went out in field service.
So I'm asking you, did you ever feel very good about your day in field service? And I don't mean good as in glad that its over!!! Seriously, did you ever help someone while in field service, and feel good about it later?