Date: September 22, 2010 05:21PM
I have a soft spot for them as well. They are only doing what they have been taught/brainwashed to do. And they are just kids.
When they knock on my door I invite them in, get them something to drink, feed them, let them relax, etc. Through the course of our discussion I hope to "plant a seed" with them. With some I can tell that I do, with others not. I encourage them to stop by anytime, to use my computer, watch TV, drive somewhere, or for dinner. I want them to leave my house scratching their heads saying "Damn, Bro. Happy would be a great Bishop". Haaaa haaaa.
I also treat them kindly because in a year or so my son will be deciding if he should serve a mission or not. I am betting he will go. He is not as strong as I was/am. So when he is gone I hope he will run into other "soft hearted" folks like myself, and TWF.