Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Fools Before God

Elder LeGrand Curtis, Jr.
In his recent BYU devotional speech, Elder LeGrand R. Curtis, Jr. told a wonderful story about a lecture that he attended that was given by Truman G. Madsen.  Madsen recounted that his colleague Hugh Nibley once came to his office excited to share something that he had learned form Jacob's sermon in Second Nephi chapter 9.  Nibley was impressed that God despises those who are puffed up because of their learning.  Nibley marveled at the word "despiseth."  Regarding this verse, Nibley remarked: "That must be the all time put down."  Brother Nibley, a very learned man, determined never to be puffed up because of his learning, and to remember that we are all fools before God.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Peking Acrobats

This afternoon a friend and I had the opportunity to watch a performance by The Peking Acrobats at Brigham Young University.  It was spectacular.  There was a lot of variety in the acts.  The acrobats showcased their amazing talents, flexibility, strength, balance, and team work.  The music was also beautiful, and some of the performers played traditional Chinese instruments.  Here is a short video of The Peking Acrobats.  (And here is another, and another).