“May I have a piece of candy?” she inquired. After saying yes, the lady at the booth asked Grace’s name and then asked Grace what her understanding of grace was. Turns out it was a table sponsored by an evangelical church. Grace shared her understanding of the concept of grace and invited the table’s sponsor to do the same. In a spirit of harmony, Grace testified that both of them worshiped the same God, a statement with which the lady disagreed. Kindly but firmly Grace declared that she had read the Bible AND the Book of Mormon and she KNEW they both taught the same gospel, revealed by the same God.
“Have you read the Book of Mormon?” she asked her new friend.
“No,” the friend responded, “but I probably should….”
“Would you like a copy?” Grace asked. At the lady’s affirmative response, Grace took a Book of Mormon from her backpack and gifted it. As a bonus, in the copy of the Book of Mormon that she gave them were written the testimonies of Bishop and Natalie Ropelato.
It was a sweet experience. One could say a bit of honey…..