Speaking of how WT teaching ‘mechanical love‘ and how they turn it off and on. I recently had an experience to do with my son in law, who’s an elder. I discussed this here before how him and my daughter no longer speak to me, 18 months now. Because I questioned the GB handling of the vaxxines.I can only agree with you Ms Ladyblue. I had always viewed watchtower as the holders of truth and that it was my duty to do as they said - until due to the heartlessness of our elders I saw it for its true manifestation. What I learnt from discussions here - at the risk of being termed a cult leader again - is that the bible speaks for itself. It s not a duty, but a love of righteousness that comes from within. And what the bible says, illustrates to me - others may agree - is that the attributes of the spirit are innate in all of us. We need to listen to them. The bible explains why we should cultivate these attributes. Honestly speaking, if the desire is not in us, how can we be taught the value? We chose to do so then. Choice is given us. Independent of leverage. The pathway to development is discussion of the truth, reasoning on the scriptures, prayer for the spirit (understanding) to be given us and thus open our eyes to its values. Understanding the values of the spirit. (It will take a thousand years to grasp the fundamentals so the bible says). Is this the case with watchtower? Where is the love of the spirit evident amongst those who lead? I don’t see it. Do you?
Anyway, a week ago I had to be admitted to the ER ( hospital) as I was having some serious health issues. I let my son in law know (because I knew my daughter wouldn’t respond) So him and 2 elders from the congregation came to see me while I was there. They made sure to instruct me on who I should’ve contacted before I had to go. Well, my SIL (son in law) stayed with me until I got my room. I was there 3 days. Then I decided to call and ask if he’d told my daughter about me being in the hospital…he said that he’d been keeping her updated.
I next asked him if I would be able to talk to her. He told me that I was not allowed to because as a family he decided since my attitude towards the GB was not good, and I’m not following direction from them he felt like I wouldn’t be good association.
Then I proceeded to ask him how does he think Jehovah views him and my daughter treating me this way, and in addition I’m a widow. He gave no thought to that except to keep reminding me I wasn’t following the GB direction.
I reminded him that Jehovah also says that we shouldn’t put our trust in men.
It just fell on deaf ears. He has no soul or heart. If this is what it all comes down to, I guess I have to let it go and move on. Because I do know that my God Jehovah will handle these matters in due time. All I can do is pray that my daughter will wake up.
I just miss her so much.
I didn’t really mean to ramble on but I know many times some have come on here to vent. You are the only dear friends I have and I feel I can come out and say what I feel. Thanks so much for your hearing ears for those of us who are ‘sighing and groaning.” 💜