Thinking President Nelson was joking, someone didn’t take the home teaching announcement seriously. The dialog went something like this…
Person A: Isn’t it great that they are implementing a new program to replace home teaching and visiting teaching?
Person B: Ha ha ha. Yeah, like they are doing away with home teaching and visiting teaching.
Person A: Didn’t you watch General Conference?
Doubter B: Yes, and don’t you know today is April Fool’s Day?
Person A: Do you seriously think it is a joke?
Doubter B: Uh, yeah. It is April Fool’s Day
First, I don’t think the prophet of the Lord plays April Fool’s jokes. Second, I don’t think we would have two speakers following the announcement to describe the details.
Of course, if you’re in any doubt, take time and pray about it.
I became deeply engrossed in creating paintings today. There is so much I want to paint, and so little time.
Here is one of my recent paintings…
I thought about doing some funny things… like putting a cell phone in his left hand. Or, putting a dead body behind the gate with a gun on the ground and calling it, “Stranger than Pulp Fiction.” Or, “You’re sleeping on the stone bench tonight.” (This represents about 10 hours of work.)
I took a break to get groceries at Wegman’s. After that, I was too pooped to paint. However, a little while after resting, I began playing with an idea involving a horse and a woman with very long hair.