Sunday, August 26, 2012

#74: Coriantumr and Shiz as a Primary scripture.

Hands down, teaching the 11-year old Primary kids is my favorite calling in the Church. I think 11-year olds are the perfect age because they still love to learn and participate, they typically don't have cell phones (which means they aren't tempted to text or play Temple Run during class), they frequently have good insights into the scriptures, and they are often down-right hilarious. 

The other day I was thinking back to my own time as an 11-year old in Primary, and I remembered something that still makes me laugh. In Primary, each week a different child is asked to share a scripture at the end of the group Primary meeting. Usually, the child chooses an uplifting verse like "Ye are the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14) or "I will go and do the things which the Lord has commanded" (1 Nephi 3:7). But SOMETIMES, the child has a unique sense of humor and things don't go quite as planned. One such Sunday, it was my best friend's (Aaron Ludwig) turn to share a scripture. I vividly remember the shock on the faces of the Primary Presidency when Aaron shared the following scripture:

"Wherefore, he did pursue them, and on the morrow he did overtake them; and they fought again with the sword. And it came to pass that when they had all fallen by the sword, save it were Coriantumr and Shiz, behold Shiz had fainted with the loss of blood. And it came to pass that when Coriantumr had leaned upon his sword, that he rested a little, he smote off the head of Shiz. And it came to pass that after he had smitten off the head of Shiz, that Shiz raised up on his hands and fell and after that he had struggled for breath, he died" (Ether 15:29 - 31).

Amen, Aaron. Amen.
Coriantumr happens.


  1. From the mouth of babes, my friend. :)

  2. I just clicked on your site and Autumn (who is 3) said, "Hey! That's Guy's favorite!"