Ok, I don't know how I missed this news story... but did everyone else know about the 16yr old boy from Mesa who actually shot and killed his dad for not letting him use MySpace to talk to his friends? This is why all of us need to get seriously busy in the preaching work and pray for more workers! (Matthew 9:37, 38) First of all, because that kind of insanity is just another indication of how deep we are into the "last days" of this system before God finally steps in. Seriously, how much more insane can this worlds violence and rapidly decaying moral values actually get? But even more importantly, it just shows how many people there are out there (especially kids -which is sad) really need guidance and help learning how to cope with the anxieties of life. -Since no human should ever get to the point where they are so totally unable to deal with their emotions over such a small frustration, that they actually feel they have to pull out a gun and shoot their own father! Stuff like this is happening so often now that it can't be blamed on good old fashioned "lunacy" anymore. There's an entire lifestyle wrapped up behind it -with abuse, neglect, and a severe lack of love & good parental training at the core.
Based on the statistics mentioned again at this year's convention, we know there's an average of 800 people getting baptized every single day. So you can see there's a reason Jehovah is allowing this system to continue on (as bad as things are), because those numbers obviously demonstrate how many good-hearted, sheep-like people are out there still. Which is all the more reason we need to stay focused on the disciple making work...because if you've ever worked in a retail store before, you'll know what I mean when I say: "the faster we get things done around here, -the faster we can close-up shop and get out of here!" lol =)
(I oversimplified that a bit...but you get the point)