A tale of two wards: Serving 'the least of these'

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  • jimmythespike OREM, UT
    June 13, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    "I doubt he read the book all the way through, but I know he tried. He likely continued to live on society’s fringe, doing his best but not being quite 'good enough.'"

    Not to nit-pick, but you don't know where he ended up. He may have tried and succeeded. You kind of did what the 1st ward he visited did, judged that he didn't make it. I think we must always give the benefit of the doubt when we don't have a clue how they ended up.

  • Just an Observer Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2013 4:05 p.m.

    If only we can always see others as God sees them: as people, no matter what their current circumstances, with the potential to be like Him.

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    June 12, 2013 8:20 a.m.

    I wouldn't be so sure the man with the Book of Mormon didn't finish it. I was blessed to met a Bishop such as this. It is truly wonderful when God's love touches us. That is what is so truly wonderful about the church there are stories like this everywhere. A visiting teacher I had one time taught me the true order of consecration; home teachers have blessed my and my children.

  • jttheawesome Scranton, PA
    June 12, 2013 6:44 a.m.

    This reminds me of the story about a guy not unlike this one, who was turned out of a church due to his "inappropriate" attire. As he was sitting on a curb outside the church, Jesus appeared to him, and asked: "So why are you so sad, my son?"
    "Well, Lord, they won't let me in this church because I'm not dressed properly!"
    Jesus replied:"Don't feel too bad, son - they won't let me in, either."

    In Matthew 25, 37-40, we read:
    "Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’