The Faithful Scribbler

A Catholic Mother In A Secular World

I just made friends…

on October 18, 2012

with a Jehovah’s Witness who came knocking on my door.  I must say, she was delightful– truly!  Although I found her theology to be very “hole-y”, as opposed to “holy”,  you could absolutely tell she was on fire for Christ!   She has clearly recieved much from her experience with Jesus, and although I think she’s been led slightly astray by the Watchtower, she was kind, openminded, polite and interested in hearing what was different about Catholicism.  We had a particularly interesting discussion about Deuteronomy 4:2, which says,

“You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it,
that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”

It didn’t occur to her that the Lord may have left on earth ‘words’ which were never written down :)  It doesn’t say all the words and commands were written.  Furthermore, she was completely unaware of the concept of oral tradition– either in the Judaism of the time of Jesus, nor in any Christian faith.

I think we’re going to be friends.  Go Year of Faith!


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