Out of the Mouth of Babes

And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Matthew 21:16

The Bensons found themselves sitting in the foyer during the Sacrament today. Hong Mei stared at the painting on the wall of Christ with the Nephites.

 Pointing at the painting Hong Mei said, “ Is dat Jesus, Mama?”

 Mama said, “Yes baby.”

 Hong Mei, “Why is everyone looking at Him?”

Mama said, “Cause everyone loves Him.”

 Hong Mei leaned in close and said with a confident tone, “ Dat cause Jesus got powers”.  Shaking her head sadly, she continued, “I no got powers”.  She then thrust her fist into the air and said rather loudly for the Sacrament, “ JESUS!  HE GOT POWERS!”





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Joanna entered the world as a BYU baby. Continuing family tradition, she graduated BYU with a degree in Elementary Education and taught for several years. Growing up in Salt Lake County, her favorite childhood hobbies were visiting cemeteries and eavesdropping on adult conversations. Her ancestral DNA is multi-ethnic and she is Mormon pioneer stock on every familial line. Joanna resides in the Southeastern USA with her five children ranging in age from 8 to 24. Her husband passed away in 2009. She is an avid reader and a student of history. Her current intellectual obsession is Sephardic Jewish history, influence and genealogy. She served as a board member for her local chapter of Families with Children from China. She is the author of “DNA Mormons?” Summer Sunstone 2007 http://www.bycommonconsent.com/2007/04/dna-mormons/ and “Becoming Hong Mei`s Mother” in the Winter Sunstone 2009 http://theredbrickstore.com/sunstone/becoming-hong-meis-mother/.

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