The following is one of those now-I've-heard-everything field experiences.
This morning I went to a client's home to collect on work done. While we were talking, the phone rang, she picked up, and told me she didn't recognize the caller ID. She clicked on talk and listened a few moments before asking, "What is this about?" A few seconds later "Mary" exclaimed, "No thank you!"
Knowing me and my past, "Mary" said she had just been invited to luncheon at the Kingdom Hall. It's not unusual for residents in our gated community to receive phone calls from JWs. I looked at the caller ID and recognized the name of the Witness. Probably a group meeting at her home because the caller, who gave her name, was not that shown on the screen.
I am baffled -- is this an inducement of sorts, in the manner of "Rice Christianity"?
Your thoughts, please.