It was my turn to write an article for our ward newsletter, and it started like this:
Tässä on pieni testi. Täytä puuttuva sana:
Oh, wait. In English:
Here’s a little test. Fill in the blank:
Joseph Smith said, ‘_______ is a grand and fundamental principle of our religion.’
While many people would say ‘obedience’ or ‘revelation,’ what he said was, ‘Friendship is a grand and fundamental principle of our religion.’
If that sounds familiar, I plagiarized it from a BCC post. It’s the first time I’ve done this, but I doubt it will be the last. I felt a little bad about not giving Mark Brown and/or BCC as the source, but I couldn’t think of a way to do this that would make a lot of sense.
So has anyone else borrowed from the blogs for a talk or lesson? Did you give a reference? Will the search box on BCC or MA become the next refuge of the lazy church speaker?