I’m thinking of starting a series to document all the insights I get that, on reflection, I realize everyone else in the Bloggernacle already knew.
For example, a few months ago sitting in church I had a blinding insight. “Hey! We aren’t ritualless after all. We do have a ritual, its just the ritual of a town meeting or a committee.” I was excited to share my blinding insight until I realized it was blindingly obvious.
My latest insight comes from Abinadi. He got arrested for disturbing the peace and speaking evil of the King and the people. Noah’s priests then set out to examine him and one asks him to interpret the Isaiah passages that begins “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings; that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good.” I had always thought that the priest intended this as a what-could-this-scripture-mean stumper, in the style of the Pharisees with Christ. This time I realized he meant it as a criticism. Abinadi had been mean, critical, and hurtful to people’s feelings, so how could he really say he was a man of God, hmm?
Well, this insight really opened up the story and I got excited and told the Lovely One about it. She agreed that it opened up the story. She also agreed when I said maybe all the Mormons but me had figured this out already.