I posted today, I have had a very busy weekend and have not had a chance to read this thread.It’s true what you say. Silence can speak louder than words. But sometimes, we have to say our piece and what I find therapeutic in Nomex’s letter is that it reflects the value of the Truth to his family and life. In that regard, it validates the trust his family had in the watchtower, and what the destruction of that trust has meant to them. That is the value of truth, and thus the dialogue of how that trust was built, is the whole essence of what constitutes “truth” to a person. I.e., it is their soul. Therefore, the murdering outcome of that trust illustrates the value of that trust, and that is why what is said, from it’s genesis, is the real value and measures the gravity of the deceit. That should mean something to the elders and indeed to anyone reading such a letter, but as noted by so many here, it becomes a case of casting pearls before swine. Does that detract from its value? Not in the least. The loss is for those who read without insight and cannot see the man, but only themselves - and who judges their self with honesty? Too few, and certainly not those who are blind to what they read and are inwardly, empty vessels.
In it’s outcome, the letter is a declaration of faith, honesty, meaning, humanity. A gem from the heart. It’s value is it’s heartfelt statement and the judge is Jehovah. The reader, the elder, is the one before the Court. Not Nomex. Let the elder therefore state his case and condemn himself. That is why the letter and it’s content is of such value. It’s a judgement of the heart. If I was handed such a letter of the genesis of truth within a family and of the breaking of trust, I would read it very carefully. By their fruits you will know them, works both ways, and so it will for the elder that reads Nomex’s story and throws it back at him.
You sir, brought tears to my eyes as I read this just now. You added a whole other layer. Thank you. It's everything you said, but it's my story, and believe me there is so much more to it. I have been really struggling with this new reality. The reality that I have know about this for a very long time, and denied it, but now the veil is lifted, and now I can no longer deny that I have been betrayed by those I trusted the most. And only now do I realize, this betrayal did not happen just now, but decades ago! It's quite the pill to swallow!
All the while, hanging on to everything you held dear about the truth! It really is remarkable what we all do here! We are the rare breed, we do not "throw out the baby with the bath water."