A few things to think about during those minutes:
- Is the underlying focus on money/donations? Is this a job, or a way of living?
- Full-time church leaders get a stipend for living expenses, but they do not get "paid", and supposedly most are retired and refuse the stipend. These people don't get paid for this.
- See if you can see "light" in their eyes -- do they truly believe what they are saying?
- Can you imagine a person like that being allowed into heaven by a just and loving God?
The older I get, the more I appreciate the opportunity to sit at the feet of men who've figured out how to live right, and done it for many many years.
I also love that the gospel makes sense to me, and we're not told that we have to believe what's said, but instead we're encouraged to seek the truth of what's said through the Holy Ghost. In fact, over a 100 years ago Brigham Young said that the gospel is the truth. If it's not really true, you don't have to believe it.