Wednesday, February 23, 2011

An Object Lesson

When someone is interested in learning about the Mormon church, the first lesson the missionaries teach them is called The Plan of Salvation. In a nutshell, God rejected Lucifer's plan to force us into submission, while taking on the glory for himself. God accepted Jesus Christ's plan to offer himself up as a sacrifice so that we might gain eternal life, while glorifying his Father. When Christ's plan was accepted, we believe that 1/3 of the host of Heaven chose to follow Lucifer and left the presence of God. The rest of us (and by us I mean everyone ever born on planet Earth) chose to follow Christ, and here we are.

Several weeks ago, Jamison learned this lesson in his Sunday School class. He came home and summed it up thusly:

"There was this guy, only I don't remember his name, but I know it was Satan. He had a plan and he wanted to take all of Heavenly Father's stuff. But then, there was another man, who also had a plan, and he said 'I will do it and you can keep all of your stuff.' And that man was Jesus Christ. So Heavenly Father said, 'Okay, let's go with Jesus' plan' and then some people got mad; like 1/3 of them, so they walked out and left with that other guy, you know, Satan."

After explaining this, he ran upstairs and came back down with a box of legos. "Can you make me a statue of Jesus?" he asked.

Dan made a little figure out of the legos and then handed it back to Jamison. "Thanks," he said, "now I can finish my lesson." We hadn't realized he wasn't done yet. He placed the lego Jesus on the floor and then kicked its head off, which went flying across the living room floor. "And THAT'S how Jesus felt when all those other people left with Lucifer! He felt like he got KICKED IN THE HEAD!"

Needless to say, THAT is one object lesson I will never forget.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh man! That one made me laugh out loud. Your kiddo is something else!