In the comments of my Word of Wisdom Exception Game post Amira says that explaining the Word of Wisdom is the “worst part” for her. In other words she feels like having to explain to her friends/co-workers/non-member family why we have/live the Word of Wisdom is more difficult than actually living it.
Yeah, same here.
Of course this isn’t limited to the WoW but has a much further reach into our Mormonism. In addition it seems that the relationship between the difficulty of explanation is inversely proportional to its importance to our eternal progress.
In other words:
Why we need charity = easy to explain = very important
Priesthood authority = easy to explain = very important
Eternal families = easy to explain = very important
Why we don’t drink tea = difficult to explain = not so important
Polygamy = difficult to explain = not so important
Past racist leaders = difficult to explain = not so important
What are some others that fall in line with this rudimentary hypothosis? Can you think of any that don’t fit this mold? See how fun this is!