The same JW lady I posted about returned today. She brought another lady with her. I was busy taking down my Christmas things when they arrived. I invited them in. She started with a Scripture reading after we talked a bit, then she started to hand me the Watch Tower and Awake Mag.
I smiled and said, “Oh wait a minute I have something for you too.” I went and got a Catholic Mag. and also someone last night posted about the King James Bible from back in 1611, so I went to the links, printed off the information, knowing I’d give it to my JW lady. (you know how the king james Had the “seven missing book” in it back then.)
I handed the Catholic Mag to her friend as she had her hands full with her Bible open, and her JW mags in her other hand. I was ready for her to give it back to me, I just knew that was comming, I would have been shocked, if she would have kept it.
She looked at the cover and polietly said, “Oh I don’t want to take your only mag.” I smiled and said, “It’s not the only one I have, I have 20 more, please feel free to take it.” Meanwhile she had handed me her JW mags. Then she says, “No really I can’t, I Wouldn’t read it anyway, because I KNOW the Truth.”
I looked at her and said, “Oh I’m not trying to convience you to become Catholic, I just thought you’d enjoy learning how we see things, so you could understand me more.” She then handed me back the Catholic Mag, and again says, "NO, I wouldn’t read it anyway. I KNOW the Truth. " She was a little huffy about it.
I then shocked her and handed her back her mags and said, “I thought we were just exchanging mags and trying to learn about each other, but since you feel that way, then here I won’t take these ones either. If that’s how you feel, that you’re not wanting to know what I beleive to understand me, then I don’t need these, because I LIVE the Truth through the Catholic Church.”
Her mought dropped open and then I said, “I’m sorry but I have to get back to work now, you be safe out on the roads.” and I walked them to the door and opened it. And I told them both very nicely to have a nice day, and I shut the door behind them.
My thoughts are these right or wrong but they are still my thoughts. For months I’ve tried being nice to this lady, yes I’ve even taken her mags. So today, I thought since I had a Catholic Mag, I had ordered it and I had ordered 20 copies so I could give them away. I knew before I even gave it to her that she wouldn’t accept it, but I had hopes that since I had been taking hers she would have taken mind. Even if she had no intention of reading it…by all means she should have taken it…goodness how do the JW’s hope to win anyone over, if they themselves can’t/won’t learn how others believe?
I mean after all if two groups are against each other, the wisest thing to do is find out what the other side thinks or feels, then you know how to approach them.
You can get more with understand and a good listening ear, (especially if the other party respects you as a person and is polite and listens) than you can by being stuborn and refusing to even hear what the persons thoughts are that You knocked on My Door. I ddint seek her out.
If she comes again, and I’m sure without a doubt she will, I’m just going to flat out tell her that I’m not intrested in what the Watch Tower has to say and that I really would rather she not come back.
Thank you for letting me ramble…:eek: