I love sharing the Gospel Truth with Jehovah's Witnesses when they show up at my door. I love the look of surprise on their face when I offer them cold water or hot coffee (depending on the time of year and if they are sweating or shivering). I love how excited they look when I engage in the conversation. I love the puzzlement I'm met with when I start sharing my excitement about what God's done in my life. Hey. . . they asked! And I love that they generally really do listen to what I have to say. I've never been met with argument or judgement or anything like that. I usually just wind up having a nice chance to share the joy of Jesus in my life!
Seriously. . . next time they show up at your door, try not ignoring them. Try being nice. I sincerely think that Jesus would have opened the door, offered them a cookie and told them how much God loves them.
In To Be Perfectly Honest, the author has a really funny sequence of events in which he engages in emailing someone who has sent him a phishing email to send them money. He pretends to be all excited about visiting them in the hospital and collecting the money in person, etc. I love it. It spoke to whatever part of me loves engaging with door to door JW's when they come around. That, "Hey. . . you approached me. Let's talk." attitude. (Remember Barbibot?) I got an email today that I couldn't resist.
From: Kimberly Potter
Hey, Kimberly! It's good to hear from you! It's been so long! I think the last time we spoke was at least fifteen years ago. Are you still in the area? I would love to get together for coffee and see your new computer. You must be pretty excited about it to email me after all these years just to tell me about it. You know me, I need to see something firsthand before buying. How much did you pay for your new macbook?
Boy am I glad you're not still holding a grudge. That was some fight we had! This sounds like a sweet deal. When can we meet up?
I wonder if I'll hear back from her.
Edit, 11:28 am: My email bounced back. So I wrote to the other email address in the "to" field:
I'll be sure to keep you posted.