Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Who is the Most Beautiful and Best?

Yea, he saw great inequality among the people, some lifting themselves up with their pride, despising others, turning their backs upon the needy and the naked and those who were hungry, and those who were athirst, and those who were sick and afflicted.  Alma 4:12
This regal looking, fantastic specimen of a goat/sheep (whatever he is) has no mirror.
He is sitting in a field with about twenty other goats/sheep (I'll find out soon what he is).  His horns are at least four times the size of any other of his kind in the field.  He has no way of knowing this, unless another of his kind has told him.  If he has been told how cool he really is, is he haughty and puffed up with pride over his greatness?  Is he even now looking down on all the others as mere underlings?

He is laughing at the mere suggestion that he is any different than the rest in the flock and it means nothing.  What does it matter that he has bigger horns than someone else?  One of his friends in the flock has only one horn pointing towards the sky.  No one cares about the differences.  They are all impressive just as they are individually and as a group.  Each one is unique and beautiful in his or her own way.  They are all in the pasture together and they all need the same things--to belong, to have food, to be comfortable, and to be safe.         


  1. I could get all scientific on this for you, but plain and simple...he does know his are the biggest, and he probably most certainly knows that it DOES matter. At least to the girls ;-)

  2. I laughed out loud when I read Karalee's comment. Nice sentiments, though Roberta.