Friendly Morman's in Gladstone.

 Since the author of this blog is an equal opportunity, free marketplace of religion type of rock, a random friendly Morman who stumbled upon me, asked me to share this and I thought what the heck. In what the friendly stranger described as a spontaneous gesture of kindness, he shared what he claimed to be an uplifting video with The Gladstone, a moment that he claimed will bring light into an otherwise ordinary day. The video, which draws from the Book of Mormon, speaks of Jesus Christ and his journey after spending time with his apostles.

As they often do, he shared a verse, the verses in question, found in 3 Nephi 11:10-11, read:

"Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world. And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning."

No doubt for those who find it interesting, these verses may offer a message of hope and perseverance, highlighting the sacrifices that Jesus made for the greater good. Such moments of kindness and positivity can serve as a reminder that there is always light to be found, even in the midst of darkness.

Despite the uplifting message of the video, the conversation took an unexpected turn when the stranger was asked about some notions this happy lil rock has about the Mormon faith, including the belief that Jesus will return to Independence, Missouri and slide down a steeple and that the Garden of Eden is located in a vacant lot across from a particular place. The stranger, taken aback by the questions, politely clarified that these beliefs were not accurate and should not be attributed to the Mormon faith. Then again I'm just a rock. However I wished the friendly stranger happy times, and rolled along on my merry way.