May 19, 2010

The Gospel is like an upside-down turtle.

This weekend we went to the National Zoo with my niece. We saw a turtle who was stuck upside-down and couldn't get up. It was simultaneously the most hilarious and most profoundly depressing thing I've ever seen.

The other turtles just walked by, bad-Samaritan style, observing but not helping. It flailed around for a while (and a nearby kid kept yelling, "get up! get up!"), but to no avail.

This is like the Gospel because, as Batman's butler would say, "why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to [use the Atonement so Jesus can pick us] up."



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