President Amar holds the funeral of his father today. We are at the church for our weekly retreat. Sister S is cleaning and I,went to buy another garbage can and a supply of liners. Nobody around but us Chickens (Reese).
I have been reading in Alma 17- about Ammon, the son of King Mosiah. It is always a favorite of guys. We want to know his moves to zip off the arms of attackers and we would certainly like to know how to use a sling . . .
It occurs to me this morning, the comparison between Ammon and Branch Presidents, Bishops, Presidents. . . Leaders in the church. Compare faithfulness, knowledge of The Lord and His commandments, water, flocks of sheep, king, enemies . . . etc.
The servants of King Lamoni said about Ammon, " . . . but this much we do know, that he cannot be slain by the enemies of the king, neither can they scatter the king's flocks when he is with us, because of his expertness and great strength; therefore we know he is a friend to the king. . ." Alma 18:3
There are so many meanings and parallels in the scriptures. I just know that my favorite leaders are men, and women like Ammon. The enemy cannot scatter the flocks of these leaders. They wield a mighty sword. They protect their flocks and other servants. They are friends to The King. Wish I could be like Ammon, Period.
Baptism today, funeral, branch family gathering at Hamtic, gathering supplies for the Bugasong Elders, getting loaded to head to Tibiao in the morning. Sister S and I will have to split up to cover. Watching some Ryder Cup matches on TV tonight. Busy day. . . Just the way I like them.