I was having breakfast at home earlier this morning when my MIL sat down at the table. She started re hashing her previous day with us (wife and myself). She was relating a story she got from another close relative who just finished the pioneer school. I got into the conversation half way so I did not know if this happened in a social gathering or something else. She was referring a play that went on as follows...
One brother played the role of an angel. He was standing guard at the entrance of paradise. Another brother approached. I guess either after the big A or resurrection. He wanted to enter the paradise but the angel stopped him and said
Angel- I need to see if your name is written in my book
Brother- it should be
Angel- I don't see it here and that means you many not enter but lets us find out if there is a way we can help you. Did you attend all meeting?
Brother- I believe I did.
Angel- Lets us ask. Chair (as in chair from the KH), did he attend all meetings?
Chair- Yes he did, but for the most part, he kept me warm. Nothing else
Angel- Fair enough. Insight book, did he read you?
Book- (coughing) Not so much, that is why I am covered in dust
Angel- Watchtower magazine, did he ever picked you up and study you?
WT magazine- No not really, and considering that I have lost weight, he should have been able to. (this las one really made me laugh. Lost weight=got thinner)
In a nutshell this concluded the play. It was only then that I realized that this wasn't some brother trying to play artist. This was at the pioneer school. There was a few other examples but this were the highlights. Nowhere there was any questions to wether this brother was honest and loving or if he showed any other christian qualities.
I pointed that out to my mother in law and she said that is exactly what she needed to hear from that play. Something that made her think how she lacked appreciation for Jehovah's provisions (namely books and magazines). I had to re iterate I was referring to the other christian qualities that I mentioned. That got her thinking but after a while, she changed the subject.