I don’t mean in a mocking way. I mean really. I have one wife and one wedding band. It seems to me that a polygamist, who (by definition) has wives, would also have wedding bands.
But I don’t know.
I think one of the best ways to be a missionary is to get to know people who are different from you. I mean really get to know them.
An animal, when threatened will pull in its soft parts, and bare its pointy parts. People, as it turns out, do the same thing.
I’ve noticed in my life that different can often translate as scary.
That means that if I’m not careful, I’ll come across to others as pointy. I don’t mean to. It’s just, sort of natural.
I can point a gun at you and say, trust me, and you’ll probably say, okay, I do. But you won’t.
That’s because trust is always opposed to risk.
I think, then, in order to be better missionaries–in order to share the best part of our lives–we must be open. And ask questions. And learn about people who are different from us.
Is it even possible to be a missionary otherwise?