This is the scenario there's a guy who is df and being shunned big time. We'll he needs a place to stay since he can't stay with his family you know the shunning thing well another Jw in good standing says he can stay with him .The df Guy is delighted but a little problem the elders are going to find out the df Guy car parked at Jw house. No one in the area knows he's df because it's 90 miles from the cong he was df in so I told him he's takeing a risk but he says I'm going to show love to this person no matter what.
Need your honest opinion
Since we're talking about getting around elders, I have to ask...is outright LYING an option?
If confronted, could the JW-in-good-standing just say that arrangements were contracted before the guest's DF status was known?
I am heartened when a JW defies the rules and shows love no matter what.
You have an amazing heart poopie
If it's you loving the person anyway, I agree with Sanchy. Welcome that person and show some actual decency.
So if your asking our opinion on whether or not the JW should let the DF'd guys stay in his house, I'd say yes he should if that's what he wants to do. The congregation 90 miles away shouldn't be a problem, but he'll have to figure out what to say when one or more of the local JW's notices someone is staying with him.
Since the DF'd guy isn't a JW anymore, he could be passed off as a "worldly" friend (which he now is) who had shown "interest" in the past (which he once did) and is now in need of temporary help.
It's a business arrangement between a landlord and his tenant - if anybody asks.
Further information is nobody's business - especially J.W's!
Truth only needs to be told to those deserving to hear it. :) (I can't remember who said that)
The "landlord" is a decent & loving human being.