Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Love Number 7

So, I'm going to try and keep this simple today because I'm tired and I worked almost 6 hours from home and I want to take a shower and go to bed. So there. Just kidding.

Although I don't usually talk much about religion, I was trying to think of something religious that I love, you know, like a scripture story or something. Since I never read any scriptures on my own (except at church) before the age of 14, I never had a favorite scripture story. They all seemed kind of hazy and mixed up. I knew who Jesus was, obviously, but the rest? Meh. All just names.

But, ever since I read the Book of Mormon all the way through for the first time when I was 20 I've loved Ammon. Ammon was a son of Mosiah. He knew how to party and have fun with his brothers and his brother from another mother Alma at one time in his life. Then an angel told him to shape up or ship out and he did as he was told. As a result, he left the safety of home and hearth to live among the heathen Lamanites. He loved the king he served and when asked, he shared the gospel. He stuck to it. People were eventually named after him. How cool.

Ah! such faith. He loved and served before he preached. Such a good example for me. I love this group - they weren't David's, who grew up being righteous with the expectation of doing great things. Nope. They were the rebels, the ones like me, hanging out at the Nephite version of Denny's, smoking and making fun of the nicely dressed people, trying to fight against the greater good. They knew what it was like to be bad, and then chose good. I love a good (and can relate to) a good 180 degree turnabout in life.

So how about you. What scripture character appeals to you?


Britt said...

Some of my favorite scripture characters are Miriam (the sister of Moses - I totally relate to her), Ammon, Alma the Younger, and Moroni.

Pretty much any person I study heavily, fall in love with.