[Note: The following text was taken verbatim from the M Men-Gleaner Manual, “Love, Marriage, and You” used in 1956-1957. Previous entries in this series can be found here.]
Living Your Religion
IN 1933 the World’s Fair was held at Chicago. Among the many excellent displays by the churches was one by the Latter-day Saints. Thousands of visitors learned about some of the principles of the Gospel and had an opportunity to ask questions of capable young men who were in charge of the “Mormon” booth.
One particular day, two businessmen, who possessed little firsthand knowledge about the Church, visited the display. As they approached the booth the following conversation was overheard:
“Say, Jim, I’ve heard that the Mormons are the only people in the world who really know where they are going. Let’s find out something about them.”
“Bill,” interjected the other, ”I’ve been told the same thing. In addition a close friend informed me that one of the outstanding things about the Mormons is their emphasis on family living. They tie their family life and religion together into practical every-day living. Let’s ask the guides some questions.”
1. How would you evaluate the conversation of the two businessmen at the Chicago Fair?
2. Does the Gospel strengthen the family? Discuss.