Saturday, June 19, 2010

Good news!

This morning my doorbell rang, and when I answered it, I saw a well dressed man holding a pamphlet. Right away, I knew he was a JW. They seldom come to my door, but I am always pleased when they do. I welcome the opportunity to defend the Catholic faith to someone who is trapped in a false religion.

Paramedicgirl: Hello. What do you have there?

Mr. JW: It's a pamphlet inviting you to a convention in Abbotsford.

Paramedicgirl: Oh, it must be a Jehovah's Witness convention?

Mr JW: Yes. Would you like to come and hear the good news?

Paramedicgirl: I am a Catholic, and I happen to know quite a bit about your religion. I would love to have a discussion with you on hell, the Holy Ghost, and who Jesus really is. Why is it that you believe Jesus is really St. Michael the Archangel, and how did you come to believe that Jesus died on a torture stake instead of a cross?

Mr JW: I used to be a Catholic you know. Did you know there are 6,000 converts to the Jehovah's Witness faith every week?

Paramedicgirl: That's a lot of prayers I will have to say for their conversion then. Did you know that the JW's prey on Catholics who are weak in their faith? You must have had a weak Catholic upbringing to fall for this false religion.

Mr JW: (angry) I came here to tell you the good news of Jehovah's Kingdom.

Paramedicgirl: Mr JW, you are trapped in a false religion, and I will pray for your conversion, that you will not go to the hell you don't believe in. I will pray for your eternal salvation and for your soul. Oh, I know you don't believe you have a soul, and that you will merely fall asleep when you die, but at the moment of your death, Jesus will judge your soul. Yes, Jesus will judge you, not St. Michael the Archangel.

Mr JW: (clearly angry now, almost shouting, and taking back the pamphlet he offered me) I have good news for you! What good news do you have for me?

Paramedicgirl: My good news is that the Catholic faith is the one true faith and in order to be saved, you must leave the beliefs of your false religion. Would you like to come to Mass with me on Sunday?

And there the conversation ended. It was a good morning!


val said...

It is written: A woman shall compass a man and create a new thing in the earth (Jer 31:22), the man is Satan(Isa 14:16), the new thing is now delivered to the world. It is written: Satan has deceived the whole world (Rev 12:7), until the heel of time(Gen 3:15). Check out the bruising of Satan at

Patrick said...

All I can say is: wow. :)

Shirley said...

I'm going to have to try that next time! Good job! Quess he didn't like your brand of good news.

Patricius said...

It is terribly sad that someone should, as in this man's case, reject the true faith for the batty imaginings of a crackpot. Let us pray that this poor deluded man now meets someone who can gently lead him back to faith in Christ and His Church.

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