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Why the Priesthood is like a washing machine

posted Apr 21, 2014, 6:05 PM by Christine Merrill
I thought of this great analogy yesterday, but in the shower today, I realized it only works for Americans. Nobody else in the world has quite the same relationship with their washer and dryer, I think. Well, maybe some other countries do, I just know the ones I've been to don't! But, here it is.

People frequently talk about how it's such a blessing to have a Priesthood holder in the home, but almost in the same sentence talk about how people who don't have a Priesthood holder in the home still have access to all the same blessings. Sorta confusing to me... So now, I present the great analogy. Priesthood holders are like a washer and dryer. It's a really great blessing to have a washer and dryer in my home. It makes it so easy to do my laundry. If my washer and dryer died, I would certainly not feel like I was being denied the opportunity to clean my clothes, I would take my clothes to the laundromat. Sure, it's more of a pain, but lots of people manage to deal with it and survive. (You can see this analogy only works if we assume that you don't know how to clean your clothes by hand...)

If a home teacher is the priesthood version of the laundromat, then make sure to take advantage of it if you don't currently have a home model! Because there's really no reason to go around without the priesthood in your life.