In thinking back over the years past it makes me really sad what we have come to as Jehovah's Witnesses. I never thought I would ever be at this point in my life. There are so many that are gone now.
In doing some new year reflections I can't help but think of the people I cared about in past years. Not just my family. There was a recent death in one of the congregations here of one of the child molesters and I think back to how much I cared for this man. He was always nice to me. It really hurt when it came out that he molested his granddaughters because he was such a nice person. I liked him. I pretended that when he died this past year that I was glad, because of what he did, but I really think that underneath I was saddened.
And I have been thinking about all the other child molesters in the JWs lately. They must have friends and family who care about them very much if they would go to such extremes to cover it up. Some of the child molesters I didn't like, but there were some that were really nice and it was easy to care about these people. Maybe that's why there are so many child molesters in the JWs because they like want to have the new world society help them not be. And because people care for them even when they hurt kids.
And what about the women? I still care about the women who abuse even if they did what they did. It is okay. I forgive them. I care about you. If you ever happen to read this, you know who you are.
Edited for punctuation and a poor choice of words
Edited by - Swan on 1 January 2003 16:2:51
Edited by - Swan on 1 January 2003 18:17:14