Christians purportedly look to Jesus as the principal example of the kind of person we should be. In some cases, however, we've clearly failed to read, understand or internalize the descriptions of Jesus in the New Testament. So, instead of comforting those who mourn, some of us heckle those who mourn. Instead of being merciful, some of us are merciless. Instead of making peace, some of us try to insult everyone.
I wrote a short fictional/exegetical article entitled "'Look!' and Live: Meditation on 3 Nephi 28" for the December 2010 issue of Sunstone Magazine. Before sharing the text of the article, I'd like to share some thoughts that complement the article.