Monday, November 1st, 2010
"By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves" (John 13:35)
When Bible students attend meetings, they are often impressed with the loving atmosphere of our gatherings. One Bible student wrote: "I do so enjoy attending the meetings. The people are so welcoming!" Jesus said that those who become his followers may be opposed by their literal family. (Matthew 10:35-37) However, he promised that in the congregation, they would gain numerous spiritual "brothers and sisters and mothers and children." (Mark 10:30) Our elderly brothers and sisters especially play a vital role in helping Bible students to progress. In what way? Their upbuilding comments at congregation meetings strengthen the faith of all who hear them. Their record of walking "in the way of righteousness" adds beauty to the congregation and attracts honesthearted people to God's organization.—Proverbs 16:31.
(Watchtower issue: 1/15/09, 2:15, 16)