Friday, November 07, 2008

Let us teach the young kids what is cool

When I first became bishop two years ago I thought one of the perks would be that when I interview people, I would get to see some people I hate, cry. But as it turns out, I don't hate anyone and I never really have. So that was a silly thing to think would be a perk. 

Instead, I should have realized the perks would be that I'd see an increase in the spirit in my life and that I'd get a good parking spot at church because I'd get there before anyone else, and things like that. This calling is really teaching me a lot. 

Learning from the Lord is cool. Now, we just need to find a way to teach the young kids that having the spirit is cool. Wearing your pants low isn't cool. Reading the scriptures in your native tongue or a secondary language is cool. Hitting people in the face with a mud-ball isn't. Helping a neighbor throw out rotten food from their cellar is cool. Calling someone a douche-bag isn't. Getting the crowd to sing "Teach Me To Walk In The Light" if you're in a group where someone passes out and you're all standing around while the paramedics work on him, is cool. Memorizing lines from popular movies, like Legally Blond and A Dirty Shame, isn't.

Now, let's just teach the young kids.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about pretending you have Tourette's syndrome to get out of jury duty? Is that cool?