Saturday, October 2, 2010
Miracule Week is brought to You By: Diet Coke
Maybe I was looking for something. I wouldn't put it past me to sit back and wait. I will met you halfway as long as I see you starting first. I've done that sorta thing before. Its a little arrogant, but it works at times.
Ive been such a stanch supporter of the General authorities these last several months that I may have felt a bit entitled today just to sit and wait for the show to come to me - like when you have a free ticket to a performance or when you have heard how good a movie is - somehow it has to exceed all expectations in order to pacify. I was wanting the conference crew to do well, to say the right things, to explain why suddenly it is very unpopular to be a Mormon in the wake of Prop 8.
I think I was secretly looking for a fire to be lit under a soaking wet offering burning it to a crisp so I could say I told you so to all my friends who are on the other side of so many issues. I wanted to have something that I could hold up and wave and say - we have something too that makes us valid and just as important.
There was no banner waved. There was no fire. Nor was there a sea parted, mountains moved - not one seagull devoured so much as a hamburger bun let alone a cricket while I watched.
And it didn't start off well. The one general authority with whom I have had a personal relationship was moved to Emeritus statues. So no more special treatment.
But then the talks came one by one. Non-pretentious, straight forward, unwavering and affirming. Repent so you can holds gods priesthood power, modern day prophets are key, wisdom of the world is secondary to knowledge of God, empowerment, inclusion - the only thing mission was a chorus of the sisters sledge and "We Are Family". Its only day one and I have had so much of what I've needed. Leave aside pridfullness, always wear shoes around scorpions, good choices beget good choices - all things I need to fill gaps I have been working on for the last six months.
So, I feel good about recommending conference - even two more sessions at two hours a pop - Just as long as you can do something with your hands like make sill putty animals or play majong. I have actually had to resort to bringing my diet coke/mountain Dew Red to Priesthood session- to my bishops chagrin.
So, boys, Miracle week is in full swing. So don't be shy. Find your miracle. Make it happen.
And when its all over, I will tell you mine if you tell me yours.