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Monday, November 6

Knock, Knock, Knocking On Our Chamber Door

If you recall, when we first moved we had visitors from the Jehovah’s Witness establishment. Well… they’re still coming.

The second time, Kimono Hubby answered the door, chatted with them for a few minutes but only at the door. We know that to invite them in would mean long hours of discussion. We just don’t have that kind of time, what with all of our television schedule planned out for the day.

A group returned this weekend. I was upstairs studying and heard the door bell. Calling down to KH to make sure he was answering the door, no response was returned. I called again slightly louder only to find him crawling up the steps. Near the top he whispers to me, “It’s your Jehovah’s friends again.” He declined to answer the door.

Not to be dissuaded by our heartlessness, when KH checked the door later, he found two new magazines and a book for our reading enjoyment. On them was a post it note:

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Kimono,

I’m T. K., one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

(something unreadable that looks like Hertoith)

I brought the magazines and a new book entitled “What Does the Bible Really Teach?” just for your reference.

Will visit again in a few weeks.

Let’s be honest, I am not now or ever going to be a Jehovah’s Witness. However, I do particularly like reading the magazines and now I have a book too!

So a question - do I tell them not to come around anymore because there is just no possibility that I will ever convert? Or do I continue to smile and take the materials and read for my own knowledge and glean what I would like from the spiritual publications? What kind of prayer does one say to ensure not going to the dark side because of a fondness for accepting literature on religion, particularly when it is associated with the word ‘free?’

Oh, Lord. Please have mercy on me.


Anonymous said...

I do exactly the same thing - I take the materials and read them but I will never, never convert. I think the Jehovah's Witnesses would rather we take and read their literature and never convert, than tell them never to come to our door again. Therefore, I am not at all worried about being sent to the dark side for that particular thing.

Mike S said...

I also vote for taking the materials offered, but never answering the door to them. Have you run across any of the little bluish glass bottles with a glass ball in them? They're early soda bottles and I'd dearly love to get my hands on another as I lost mine to divorce. Take care.

Kimono Karen said...

I felt terrible that KH didn't answer the door but feel a little better that at least one other would do the same. And glad that you all think I am okay with accepting the magazines. They do make you think!

Haven't seen the bottles but I will keep my eye out and let you know. If I find one, I will pick it up for you.