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|2 Questions Inspired by the Church Site at Sharon, Vermont|
Oct. 11th, 2011 at 8:56 pm
This past weekend I took the combination of a three-day weekend and Stake Conference as a sign that I should take a little trip. Since I have not previously been, we headed to Maine to visit a friend, but stopped a few places between here and there. One stop was the birthplace of Joseph Smith in Sharon, Vermont. While I wonder why we have created this kind of a shrine for someone we do not worship, it was a perfectly lovely place and prompts my first question:
On the way out, I noticed this sign:
It seems so…unambitious. Yeah, I hope your visit was worth while, but couldn’t it have been enjoyable, or inspiring, or provocative, or challenging, or amazing, or life-altering, or edifying? Annual physicals are worth while. High School orientation was worth while. Eating lunch is worth while. Can’t this be a little…more? So…
2. What adjective would you hope a visit to Sharon Vermont and the birth place of Joseph Smith would earn?