a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon


Happy Sunday! Last Sunday morning I went out shooting…I had to try out my NEW lens for the first time…such a great lens!  Anyway, to be truthful, I kind of get annoyed at horses…because typically their heads are ALWAYS down – grazing ALL.THE.DAY.LONG!!!  So I decided I’d get some diagonal line shots with the subject a bit out of focus.  I thought maybe this shot would be a bit more interesting than just a horse nibbling on spring grass. IDK!

But, for today’s sermon, I want to link to this fabulous message: What is Truth? by Dieter F. Uchtdorf.  Here’s a small snippet:

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Well over one hundred years ago, an American poet put to rhyme an ancient parable. The first verse of the poem speaks about

six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined, 
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind), 
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.

In the poem each of the six travelers takes hold of a different part of the elephant and then describes to the others what he has discovered.

One of the men finds the elephant’s leg and describes it as being round and rough like a tree. Another feels the tusk and describes the elephant as a spear. A third grabs the tail and insists that an elephant is like a rope. A fourth discovers the trunk and insists that the elephant is like a large snake.

Each is describing truth.

And because his truth comes from personal experience, each insists that he knows what he knows.

The poem concludes:

And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long, 
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong, 
Though each was partly in the right, 
And all were in the wrong!


I hope you’ll read the rest of the article to learn about our obligation to seek for truth and good advice on how to go about it. Have a great day! Read and learn something NEW!


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