Sunday, December 16, 2007
This story provides a little snapshot of the 15-year-olds I teach Sunday School to. In the sacrament meeting, it's common to have one or two teenagers speak to the congregation prior to one or two adult speakers. One of my kids stood up today to give a talk. "I'll be honest," he said, "I was asked to speak a few days ago, but I forgot and didn't remember until I saw my name on the meeting program this morning." The congregation started exchanging looks. He continued, "But I looked up some scriptures during the opening hymn, so I'm just going to wing it." Everyone laughed at the strange balls of this boy. A missionary leaned over to me and whispered, "He's one of your students, you must be so proud." I laughed and answered, "I'm horrified."