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Stories For Mormons: 017: The Messenger

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2 thoughts on “Stories For Mormons: 017: The Messenger”

  1. Sounds like an inverted good Samaritan story, where we refuse to listen to voices that don’t come from people we respect, admire, or identify with.

    It kind of bothers me, because the example seems absurd. God isn’t speaking to anyone like that, and to imply that someone is seems ludicrous. I wonder if that says more about me than the actual story and message that it is trying to communicate.

    I get the point though, let’s not be so judgmental and be humble enough to appreciate wisdom from all sources. Okay got it, but don’t expect to be taking advice from homeless beggars unless their message resonates with the spirit of truth. This story however does not. The Good Samaritan story is a more plausible scenario, where this one is way more of a stretch.

    1. Thank you for your thoughts. The one thing I like about stories is that we each get out of them what we want. Often we can get stuck in the weeds if we take a literal approach when engaging with fables/parables/or other stories of the sort.

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