Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Favorite Scripture

Oh, I was just thinking of that great scripture story--I don't know where it is, but it's that one about Damon and Pythias. Pythias had committed a crime. He probably stole a fancy robe or a lute. As punishment, he is sentenced to death. (Yikes!) But before that, he asks the king (or whoever) if he could just run home and make sure the oven is turned off. Right then, you know, if that king says yes, he is an idiot because they didn't even have ovens back then. But the king says yes, as long as Damon will stay in his place. This is when you get the suspicion that the king might be gay, because he says that for most of that time, he'd like Damon to sit on his lap. So when Pythias never returns it doesn't matter because by that time, the King and Damon have been getting along so well. In fact, they decide to open a shop for the peasant people and serve them low cost meals of duck and hard to find cheese.

And from that we learn that you never know who will be your friend, so don't judge people based on status. Judge them on other things, but not status.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love that story. It's one of my favorites. I also love the one about Mary Magdalene raising the ox from the dead,and then baking the Professor and coconut cream pie with no electricity on the island (what a miracle!) and then speaking in tongues as she gave Moses the last of the oatmeal. I used that one in my lesson on Sunday in Relief Society. As you remember all the sisters were in tears.