I knew this was going to happen sooner or later.. While the local congregation has shown no interest in why I haven't been to meetings in over a year , I do have friends from afar (witnesses) who I feel do care about me and my family. I heard from one of them today who tells me she has, what the doctors say is, a very serious case of breast cancer. Anyways - besides telling me all about that she had heard that I was highly inactive and wants me to start getting back on track because she wants to see me in the paradise. She says she loves me , and I know she does as I was the only person from this congregation to continue nuturing our friendship through the years after she moved. The problem is that she sees things as either you are serving Jehovah or you are a goat destined to die. It would serve no purpose for me to get into a discussion about how "WRONG" the organization is, especially now that it is more important to care for and upbuild her during this horrible time. The good thing is that she lives about 5 hours away and I don't have daily contact with her. I would like to be closer to help her anyway I can but my not being a witness anymore would surely cause her pain. She told me to go to the next Sunday's meeting for her and I said" what if I go and I hate it" and she said " if you are uncomfortable at the old hall go to a different one , it's ok."
She was also telling me about how she has no medical insurance and that one of her "wordly" clients knew a head mucky muck for the City of Hope in Los Angeles and got her an interview and much needed financial support should she need it. That's a hell of alot more than her fellow witnesses would do for her. I stressed what a wonderful person that woman was to help her. I hope she gets that!!!
Anyways , life goes on......sndy420