‘What would Jesus do?’ lessons lacking in Mormon church

11/29/2013 10:13 AM

11/30/2013 5:44 PM

Embarrassment and shame no doubt described the emotions members of the Mormon congregation felt in a Salt Lake City suburb when they learned that the homeless man they didn’t welcome was actually the bishop of the church.

At least five people asked the bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to leave the church property in Taylorsville, The Associated Press reports. Some gave him money; most were indifferent.

The bishop, David Musselman, said he dressed as a homeless man to try to teach his congregation compassion. Musselman said people went out of their way to make him feel ignored and refused to acknowledge his presence.

Musselman said he wanted to get people to be kind to others in all walks of life. “To be Christlike, just acknowledge them,” he said.

No doubt more WWJD, or what would Jesus do, sermons are needed.


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