As a kid, I asked an elder, why if these ministry was so important (life-saving), we didn't just kick the doors down, like the police do and save the people. The brother felt I was being flippant, but really, for however crazy it may have seemed, I was being very logical.
I always found it very difficult to sit at assemblies and listen to the bragging by those being interviewed on the platform; partly because I knew the real them, and knew a lot of what they were saving was exagerated or just false, but also it was that I couldn't understand why they were doing it. Some did it for their parents, but some, well their parents were in the world or dead, so I've got no idea what it's about. Unless they just can't face leaving the truth; it's a big, scary change, and one that perhaps no one ever fully manages. Pehraps it is just easier to stay within the truth, quietly disgruntled, but giving an outward display of joy, to get a good reputation...... didn't Jesus say something to the scribes and Pharisees about being 'whitewashed graves'?