Just moments ago, a Jehovah Witness came to my door. They came a while back and I told them we were Catholic. In the past, that worked to keep them from coming again so I was a little surprised to see this woman at my door.
The first thing I told her with a smile on my face was, "we are Catholic so we are going straight down." She was surprised at my statement and told me that she was not here to condemn anybody but just to be neighborly. I guess she lives just down my street. I immediately recognized my rudeness and apologized. Neighbors are important. Her grey hair was fixed nicely with a headband and her now fading blue eyes looked out at me almost like a child. I began to sense that this woman was very sincere and actually very sweet.
She then began to tell me about the Bible and the stories of Noah and Moses and how God always warns his people when they are heading off course. I nodded in agreement and listened attentively. At the end of her little lesson to me I said, with real sincerity, "I agree with everything you have just said. I know we have different ideas about the end of the world, but I believe that if we are both seeking Truth we will see Jesus face to face in Heaven. I'll see you there." She seemed a little stunned and left kind of abruptly. She didn't even give me her pamphlet!
In that brief encounter I felt a connection with this lady. Her name was Judy. I hope I see her again. Maybe I'll even invite her over for tea. If not, I hope to learn all about her when we have eternity together in Heaven.