JW's Blow Their Own Trumpet Each Month
w06 12/1 p. 27 par. 11 What It Means to Love Our Neighbor - “Jesus commissioned his followers to preach and to teach and to “make disciples of people of all the nations.” By our participation in this work, we show love for......... neighbor.”
By recording the number of hours of “love” shown to neighbours each month in their Monthly Report slip, aren't JW's in reality doing what Christ said not to do?
(Matthew 6:1,3,4) “Take care not to practice your righteousness in front of men to be noticed by them; 3 But you, when making gifts of mercy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your gifts of mercy may be in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you.
"“Take care not to practice your righteousness in front of men to be noticed by them;"- I have used that one on my jw numerous times but if memory serves he would claim that even back then they had an 'organization' and needed to keep track of things. sigh, shakes head and tries to stop banging head against a wall. I have since given up.
As for 'loving' your neighbor, it is hardly showing love to someone who works 2nd or 3rd shift only to be woken up by some numbskull knocking on your door just to show you a video they like. If you knocked on a jw's door late at night to show them a video how do you think they would react?
The faithful and discreet slave isn't being very discreet are they?
I can't start any topics anymore, not even text only, so if Simon sees this . . . HELP lol
"But you, when making gifts of mercy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your gifts of mercy may be in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you."
JW's don't have any problem tooting their horns at the assemblies. All of their experiences are bragging rights from the most uber class. They just loooove to tell all in attendance how "spiritual" they are and how much THEY have "sacrificed for Jehovah." So much for the humble JW.
Proverbs 27:2 "Let another praise you, and not your own mouth", you arrogant,egotistical blow heart.
Don't you know they are the most loving, giving, sacrificing people on Earth? At least that's what they remind their cult members each week.
I always thought that you would be a good Christian 24/7. I could never understand reports.
We used to have an opinionated pioneer sister who insisted that her pioneer school said that they could count time for doing good works. So she'd help older people across the road, buy groceries for her elderly neighbours and then report it as witnessing because she always told the people she helped that is what she was. Hours easily got.
The one that I used to point out was that a parent who studied with the children could count 1 hour, 1 study, and 1 return visit. The question box in the Kingdom Ministry of the time in fact said that was what could be reported EVEN THOUGH it was recognised that parents spent many more hours teaching the truth to their children. So why limit it on a paper report? The whole thing is plain nuts.
I still reckon most people just make it up at the end of the month rather than be classed inactive. In fact, some nights there would be an announcement from the platform that all reports had to be in that night to meet the date for mailing - and publishers would lift the report slip and from memory fill in their month's details. From memory! Hahaha. Can you remember what you were doing 30 or 31 days ago and every day since? 🤔 😂