The Wonder Years

In Sunday School today, the lesson was chapter 11, “The Organization and Destiny of the True and Living Church.”  There was some discussion of  Joseph Smith’s vision of the church filling North and South America, how much the church had begun to fulfill this prophecy, and the church’s future growth.  Someone mentioned that the church was still in its infancy.

However, upon reflection, it may be that the church is better described as a teenager: We’re having a hard time getting used to a rapidly growing body, we obsess over what other people think of us, and we’re not quite sure what to make of girls.



  1. Ha ha! That is so true. And we’re obsessed with sex/marriage and love talking about ourselves.

  2. Haha! I laughed out loud at your comment. I was just thinking about how self-conscious the church is the other day. Thanks for the fun metaphor.

  3. Jim Donaldson says:

    Yeah, and everybody is always looking at us.

  4. Oh – I love it! Thanks for the laugh this morning.

  5. Mark Brown says:

    Good one, Natalie.

    we’re not quite sure what to make of girls

    True, but we are pretty sure they have cooties.

  6. Kevin Barney says:

    Wonderful, Natalie! I can now see that our institutional low self esteem is exacerbated by a bad case of acne.

  7. Thanks, Natalie. This was great.

  8. This is absolutely great. :-)

    I can’t wait until we grow up!