There were just three of us shootin' the bull and talking about the difference between out west and back east.
We talked about guns, underground parties, and the LDS Temple.
We talked about the horrible poisonous inversion and beautiful Park City above it all.
Of course, he asked about mormons. I tried to keep it short and sweet. He really wanted to know what made mormons different from other Christians. It's hard to keep that short--but I think I did fine keeping it light and inclusive. Everyone was working at being informative and not offensive.
One thing came up was that more knowledge is good.
There are wise men and women the world over who have shared their inspiration and revelation in an effort to make the world a better place.
“The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.” Confucius
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." Mother Teresa
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
... and another because I like Lao Tzu
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."
“Great blessings await us at this time, and will soon be poured out upon us, if we are faithful in all things, for we are even entitled to greater spiritual blessings than they [the faithful at the time of Christ] were, because they had Christ in person with them, to instruct them in the great plan of salvation. His personal presence we have not, therefore we have need of greater faith.”
.... and another one from Joseph Smith, Jr.
“If men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves.”
Today I grateful for great teachers the world over. And the glorious interwebs that helps me to read their words.