okay, i thought since us apostates have been called bitter and angry and unable to see both sides of an issue lately i'd share a positive story about a sister in my old congregation.
this sister was my best friend's grandma. she was in general just a kind sweet grandma type woman. every year, she'd put together a "give away." all the families in the congregation would gather their old, grown-out of clothes and things and grandma B would set up shop in her garage. a garage sale without any selling :) she'd have the shop set up for a week or so then she would take all the remaining clothes, shoes etc and ship them off to congregations in outstate minnesota to help out struggling families there. even though she was doing this for her fellow jws, i still think it shows her as trying to be a good christian. she took the initiative to organize this all on her own. my friend's family is weathly, the could have easily just gone about business without a care of what others in the congregations were going through, since from the platform, this kind of charity is not encouraged or even a requirement for jws. but i do not think she was the way she was because of the witness, more like she was kind and generous in spite of them.
she also made life for us kids in the hall a little brighter. she'd throw parties for us, where ALL the kids were invited, make up great games for us to play and seemed to truly love seeing us all laughing and having a great time.
i consider grandma b to be a true christian, walking the walk, talking the talk. and trying her darnedest to live by jesus' two commandments within the wacky world of the jws.
anyone else got some stories about great people who touched our lives?