Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Brigham preferred it This Way

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Brigham Young
I won’t eat steak anywhere, but at our house. Why am I this way? I’ve learned that no matter where I order steak it’s always a letdown, because no one makes a steak like one of my daughters. So, knowing who makes the best steak, why would I waste my money, no matter how much the restaurant brags up their food. Brigham Young was a little like me in this respect. Brigham preferred company to come to his house to eat rather than him and his family being invited out to eat. Why was Brigham like this?

a.      He didn’t trust those preparing food elsewhere that they washed their hands properly

b.      He only like to socialize in his house

c.       His family was too large to take anywhere else

d.      No one could cook as good as his wives and daughters

Yesterday’s answer:

b.   Stood at their pews

While bread and water passed through the congregation, speakers continued their talks. In a valley wide 1854 sacrament meeting in Salt Lake City, for example, after the opening song and prayer, the bread was blessed, and while it passed around, Brigham Young preached a sermon. Then he stopped in midsermon, “blest the contents of the cup,” and resumed his talk while the water goblets passed around. An opinion on whether the congregation should kneel was issued in 1868, when Presiding Bishop Hunter told bishops he preferred the “kneeling posture,” which “was much more seemly to his mind, than standing as at present.”

Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 269.

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