Last Friday, my wife and I had the most wonderful experience. We went to a meeting where Margaret Young and Darius Gray discussed their upcoming documentary “Nobody Knows: The Untold Story Of Black Mormons.” They talked about the documentary and showed a few clips from it. They then spoke about their experiences and thoughts regarding the ban on Priesthood. Darius, in particular, spoke poignantly about his experiences. I must admit it was one of the most touching and spiritual experiences my wife and I have had in a long time. In fact, it was one of those experiences wherein time stands still as you are engrossed in what you are hearing and feeling. Truly, Margaret and Darius have the Spirit of God with them and touched a roomful of people.

It made me think about spiritual experiences I have had in my life. They seem to come like a lottery win, you buy lots of tickets (e.g., do lots of religious associated activities) and win some small stuff, but once in a while you win big. I won big last Friday. Interestingly, I would say that most of my “big spiritual wins” don’t come at Church, but in very different places like the hospital when my son was born or on a moutain while hiking. Church tends to be the small wins for me which keeps me going each week. I would love to hear about others spiritual lottery wins.