In all the years that I've been a Witness, one thing that I remember is hearing that if we didn't do everything we were supposed to do, we would not recieve blessings from Jehovah. Our performance in fulfilling goals and quotas meant that we must do more in the service so that we could recieve blessings from God. If we ever slacked off, we would be reminded that there would be nothing for Jehovah to bless. If we got sick or developed problems at home, school or work, we were never going to recieve the fullest blessings available. I know many that got sick or became infirm due to age and they always felt guilty because they were not really doing what they used to do for Jehovah. They felt that God would not be happy with their lack of work. They were not refreshed either when all they would read or hear is that we must do more. How happy we are knowing that we don't have to measure up to anyone else's ideals and demands!
Edited by - minimus on 11 February 2003 15:56:30