Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Epitome

There was a woman that we were teaching for a while, who had alot of contact with Mormons and had had missionaries coming to her house for quite some time.  We had not been able to see her for along time and were kind of catching up when she told us that through this gap of not seeing us she feels that the "Mormon Church" is not for her and she did not believe the Book of Mormon to be true.
         "However" she said in an almost confused tone "I still think that you guys are the epitome of Christianity and you do everything and more that a good Christian would do"  She told us this is her stance now but she will keep an open mind on the Book of Mormon and maybe one day she will believe it is true.  Now what sticks out to me is that she said we are the "epitome" of a good Christian.  Epitome is a rich word meaning
"a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class: He is the epitome of goodness. " (  "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"  If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims like a duck IT PROBABLY IS A DUCK.