I went to a BYU Alumni event last week to hear the venerable Dr. Susan Easton Black (pictured right,) address “Martin Harris, More than a Lost Manuscript.” She has submitted the topic to Oxford. It’s all very exciting.
"Hot dog", I'd thought. "This'll be a plate of scriptural meat for sure." (I always think in witty puns, you know.)
Karren Ashley and I headed to the beautiful Hinckley Alumni Building to first labor through a plate of mystery meat to arrive at the real entree, Dr. Black.
She quickly went through a timeline of Martin Harris' life accompanied by a Power Point presentation, and then and then . . . Wait!!
She's bearing her testimony! She's winding down! She's done! Noooo. They're now giving her the lovely parting gift! That was just the appetizer, wasn't it? I have the attention span of a gnat and yet it's over?
These people have never been to a Church Education presentation. That was nothing! (I’m using way too many exclamation points.) I wander off to my car, drift home and wonder what happened.
I guess it's all in perspective. I think I'll just have a Diet Coke and watch an episode of NCIS.