"Parable of the Purse"
as many are now calling the story relayed by Elder Quentin L. Cook.
As a little refresher for those who are familiar, and an explanation for those who don't know what I'm talking about . . .
During his conference address he made reference to a group of Young Women leaders who came across a lost purse at an event, belonging to some young lady. In hopes of gaining a clue as to it's ownership . . . they began to gingerly examine the contents of the purse discovering -
- A "For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet
- favorite scriptures notebook
- breath mints
- soap, lotion and brush
- a handmade coin purse and some money
- a cake recipe and a note to make the cake for a friends birthday
which led them to deduce that the lost owner was obedient and spiritual, had clean and soft hands, creative and prepared, thoughtful and service minded.
Which has led me to give some thought to what exactly could one assume from examining the contents of my purse???
What conclusions would you come to after taking a look at the contents of my purse?
- I must have chocolate at all times
- Frequently under stress
- I think the Kindle is one of the greatest miracles of our time
- ranking right up there with the smart phone . . .
- I collect pens, pencils and receipts ???
- I really don't see things very clearly without assistance
Hmmmm . . . . I think I need a purse makeover . . .