Here is a verse in the bible that I have NEVER read before:
38 John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he wasn’t in our group.” 39 “Don’t stop him!” Jesus said. “No one who performs a miracle in my name will soon be able to speak evil of me. 40 Anyone who is not against us is for us. 41 If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded. (Mark 9:38-41)
This reminded me of all those times on the ministry etc, when brothers and sisters would look at other Christians who were clearly trying their best to serve Jesus, and would sneer at them and say that they didnt have the truth thus were wasting their time. If only I had known this scripture at the time! Naturaly this scripture hasnt been quoted in a WT publication for about 48 years... are you surprised?
For those of us here now who are still trying our best to follow Jesus, well done to you! Keep it up! I get the feeling Jesus appreciates it.