The other day when I was driving to school, I saw guys like the ones in the photo, Mormons out trying to spread their Word. But they weren’t doing that. They were jumping their bikes off curbs, laughing, and being totally joyous. Decidedly un-Mormon-ish, far as I could tell. Spring will do that to people.
In general, I try not to speak about religions, because I don’t care to offend people any more than is necessary. I honestly don’t know if Mormons as a faith are loving. Not my job to speculate. But these guys were loving life, and that’s OK with me.
I admire, on some level, Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses (did you know Prince may or may not be a Jehovah’s Witness? I used to have a JW student who knew him, and she referred to him as “Brother Nelson,” his birth name is Prince Rogers Nelson, wouldn’t you just DIE if he showed up on your door? I’d listen to that Jehovah’s Witness for hours, provided I could get him off track from Jehovah and maybe get him to sing “Sexy MF” or something). They are dedicated humans, and they walk their talk. I appreciate that. The same could be said for Fred Phelps, of course. But he spreads hate and separation.
Go jump your bike off a curb. Spread the love.