I can imagine those of you who have a spouse that is not awake and how hard it must be. I have a 90 year old mom who is a jw and still puts in 12 hrs a month in field service. The brothers and sisters are always picking her up for conventions, meetings and memorials and as much as I try to avoid them, there are times when I just can’t.
Today among the group that brought her home were two elders who used to go to my old hall. They knew I was waiting for my mom. So after my mom went inside they asked if they could talk to me outside. They start asking me what they can do to help me. You all know the lines. “If you committed a sin brother, Jehovah is very forgiving” We would be more than happy to hear you and help you back to spiritual health.
Yea right.(I didn't say that out-loud)
But I can’t
blame them because I did the same thing when I was and elder.I always assumed that when a person stopped coming to the meetings, it was because he/she committed fornication.
So I decided to stump them.
I asked them, If you can answer one question for me from the Bible, I promise I will start tomorrow going to all the meetings.
They said, “Brother, Ask”
I said, “Where in the Bible does it say it’s ok to have Blood Fractions?
You should of seen their eyes!
The other younger brother said, “That’s actually a good question, I never thought of that”
The older elder turned around and gave the younger elder a nasty stare.
The oldest one said, “It’s a conscience matter”
I said, “In the Book of Acts the brothers there made a decision, they said NO BLOOD-period. It does not say “Except BLOOD FRACTIONS is a conscience matter.”
The older Elder started saying, “There’s an article that I can bring you” I interrupted him and said, “I want to see in the Bible where it says BLOOD FRACTIONS are a conscience matter.The older brother said, “I don’t think the Bible says BLOOD FRACTIONS are a conscience matter.
I said, Thank you brothers for bringing my mom home, that was kind of you and we both appreciate it. You guys have a great evening.
I shook their hands and walked inside the house.
I peeked through the curtains and just saw them get inside their car and drive away. It was kind of eerie, reminded me of when I did shepherding calls.