This was quite cool. I didn’t find any of them to be trite, and many of them to be quite profound.
Best I got is “Always accept a breath mint”, and “90% of life is in showing up”.
Mark Hansen | Email | Homepage | 04.18.05 – 12:32 am | #
Thanks guys. I guess I left out most of the really trite ones. Mark, I like the breath mint one, I’ll have to remember that.
Rusty | Email | Homepage | 04.18.05 – 12:40 am | #
Six years? Good grief — you’re that young?
- [Elder Bradford] Spirituality is measured by what we’re thinking about during the Sacrament.
Hmmm. Maybe Elder Bradford was on the podium when he had a bunch of little kids… Those of us sitting with them in the pews are thinking: “knock that off… Stop pinching her… be careful where you swing that pencil… Someone go grab the baby from the podium…” etc.
Geoff Johnston | Email | Homepage | 04.18.05 – 1:22 am | #
I like all of them except one. I’ve found, especially here in Rexburg, that when we covenant with God, the answer is always “no.”
Bret | Email | Homepage | 04.18.05 – 1:14 pm | #
Actually, it’s been seven years, me and math don’t get along. Also, I think Elder Bradford was referring to during the actual taking of the Sacrament (which I don’t think changes your response though .
Rusty | Email | Homepage | 04.18.05 – 4:01 pm | #
Those are great. The one about happiness is something I could argue, though. It should produce happiness, but it doesn’t preclude unhappiness. The gospel can be a divisive thing at times. A sword and all that.
We just had a great talk in our Stake Conf this weekend about the wise man and the foolish man. They were both subject to harsh experiences (rain, floods, etc), but the gospel gives us strength and comfort during difficult times and helps us weather them.
Susan M | Email | Homepage | 04.18.05 – 8:33 pm | #
As in, a bunch of “I can’t do this” and “I can’t do that” because of all the rules. But now it’s no longer funny since I had to explain it…
Bret | Email | Homepage | 04.19.05 – 11:40 am | #
Thanks–that’s exactly what I was thinking when I read the Elder Bradford quote.
As I read this post, I was surprised to realize I never made such a list on my mission… and I think that’s because my brother sent me all the bits o’ wisdom I needed by POUCH mail. Thanks! Some of the ones you mentioned are actually recorded in my scripture margins.
(I did, however, start a list of “profound” questions I wanted to find the answers to… but I don’t remember any of them because by the end of my mission I must have realized the truth to your second statement!)
Amy | Email | Homepage | 04.19.05 – 3:45 pm | #
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