Yesterday my wife's ex-mother-in-law (who is a Jehovah's Witness) sent my 8 year old step-son a package which contained among other things, some Jehovah Witness literature. I'm sore about it – to say the least, but am still trying to determine how to respond.
What I'd really like to do is have him send a thank you note in a package which also contains literature from our church, but am afraid that this would be doing the right thing for the wrong reason. I don't have any problem disseminating information, it's a witnessing opportunity, but I afraid that if I did this it would be done with spite in my heart and not for the right reason.
How sinful is it, do you think, to do something that is right, but to be motivated from something which is not (in my case spitefulness)?
Any advice, similar experience, prayer or relevant scripture would be greatly appreciated.