To be successful in the church, it’s pretty obvious you have to know how to spin a good metaphor. Who can forget Elder Bednar’s pickles, or the moral significance of the fact that Idaho Falls is built on a pile of rubbish?
So, as an improving exercise, I have listed three mundane objects and events. Choose one and create a church-related metaphor, suitable for use in a talk. Extra points will be given for dealing with the specific details of the object or event and for the obscurity of the principle you are using it to explore.
As a bonus, I added a sport from which to create a sports metaphor. But while these are usually reserved for priesthood meetings by those who have played sports, any and all respondents, regardless of gender or level of athletic achievement, may attempt the sports metaphor. (What tolerance! What egalitarianism!)
1. A paper clip.
2. Running alongside a bus as it pulls away, hoping the driver will see you and let you on.
3. Footnotes and/or endnotes.
Sport: Miniature Golf.