Two weekends every year, members of my church—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)—look forward to a worldwide general conference. For two days, we have the opportunity to listen to our prophet and other leaders of the church give us counsel on how to come closer to
Christ, how to strengthen our families, and how to better ourselves. It is truly a magnificent opportunity to have our spiritual cups filled.
For years, we would attend the four sessions by watching broadcasts inside of our churches. As technology has advanced, it has become possible to watch these broadcasts in our homes through satellite television and live (and archived) video feeds.
This year, however, my family opted for a more traditional approach:
OK, ok, the effect would have been better if Sean hadn’t whacked the bush so close to the ground before dousing it with lamp oil to burn it. Or if I had left Pres. Monson’s head floating above it (Sean, aka: The Voice of Reason, said I would inevitably offend someone if I did that, and they are calling for thunderstorms tonight…) Still, I couldn’t help myself. I mean, really, how often do you burn bushes, anyhow?