Sunday, June 16, 2013

Jesus' Wheels

Dear Josten,

Today was a delightful day at church, wasn't it?  A member of the Temple Presidency spoke to us with his wife during Sacrament Meeting.  We learned about the Holy Ghost in Primary, and after church, we got to witness a baptism and confirmation.

Twice within and after the meetings I got to walk out to the car, and in the parking lot saw two of the shiniest black cars I'd ever seen.  Both belonged to members; one to the visiting member of the Temple Presidency and the other to a member of the ward.

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As I said, both cars were black.  One was an SUV, and one was some sort of modified hot rod.  I was struck by how shiny and clean each appeared.  They were clearly brand new – models I had never seen before on the road.  I will admit that I was struck with intense jealousy, but it wasn't that I wanted those cars, but I wanted the ability to purchase the kind of cars that hey had, if I wanted to.  We talked about coveting on the way home, and it occurred to me that this is probably one of the more less spoken of commandments of those given to Moses so long ago, and also repeated by Abinadi to King Noah.

"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s."  (Exodus 20:17)

"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s." (Mosiah 13:24)

The Lord goes even further in a commandment to Martin Harris, about 1829: 

And again, I command thee that thou shalt not covet thine own property, but impart it freely to the printing of the Book of Mormon, which contains the truth and the word of God— (D&C 19:26)
Makes me wonder if that commandment is extended to us.  That's a whole other question I should probably not delve too far into for one post.

So when we got home, and were visiting after dinner, I posed the question: If Jesus were mortal again, and couldn't appear by descending and ascending and doing marvelous means of appearing and disappearing, what car would he drive?  I was wondering if it'd be an old jaloppy that needs a good re-paint, with broken windows and door handles, or something shiny like what I saw in the church parking lot.

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You first guessed he would drive a Ferrari.  "No wait, a minivan."

Interesting food for thought!  I guess it's good that Jesus doesn't need to drive.  From what I have read and learned, he has much better means of transportation, way better than cars.

~Mom<3 :)  

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