Try as it might, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had never captured all the mysteries of the Kingdom of God into any manual. Almost two hundred years after Joseph Smith’s First Vision, it was still left to brothers and sisters in the faith to puzzle out a few things on their own. This was according to a principle, older than the foundations of the world, that some experiences cannot be scheduled. They emerge of their own accord along the borders of time: in the hour when the last candle burns down after a shared meal, or in the weeks of the year when darkness rolls in like a tide, or in the moments when the Sunday crowd thins as the meetinghouse empties. In times like these, it’s possible to find truths that no classroom can offer, insights limited by divine decree to the foyers of this world. Now and then, the wise men and women of Chelm would accidentally form a quorum to uncover one of these deeper mysteries.
Ah, this is wonderful! This is my favorite one so far. Delightful questions about angels. Thank you!