Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Knowing and "Knowing"

Well, school is almost starting and I'm really excited about it. Mostly I just like my religion classes. Though I read my scriptures almost every day, it's always better when I am taking a religion class because the teachers at BYU know so much about the scriptures. But that's not what today's entry is about.

I'm also excited that school is starting soon because my ward is finally starting to get bigger. I met this girl in church on Sunday, we'll call her Jill (not her real name). Jill is probably the cutest girl I've ever met. We sat next to each other in Sunday School and we talked about Helaman 1-5. I had so much to say and it was a really good moment for me to shine. I wasn't trying to show off, it's just that I had taken this BoM class last winter semester and I just happened to know a lot about the first part of Helaman because I wrote a paper on it. Anyway, I think she was really impressed because every time I would raise my hand and say something, she would look right at me and smile. Well, after church I caught up with her and asked out.

Last night was our first date and we went to Maestro's (a great gelateria on Center St. in Provo). It was awesome cause we just sat at a table and talked for two hours about the gospel! She is so smart when it comes to gospel things. I thought at first she was a return missionary (she's 23), but she told me that her dad was a religion teacher at BYU-Idaho.

So the point of this long story is that, during our conversation, we were talking about knowledge. I've always thought about knowledge as stuff that goes in your brain, but when Jill and I were talking last night, she brought up that scripture in Genesis that talks about Adam knowing Eve (which basically means they had intimate relations). We talked a while about what it means to "know" somebody and how that is different than "knowing" facts and things like that. I had never thought about it that way. And the best part was, we were talking about this mature topic and Jill wasn't even uncomfortable!

We have a date next week and I hope we talk about the gospel again. Jill is so different from other girls I've dated in the past, so we'll see how things work out. For now, I'm going to think about this "knowing" business and see if I can't make sense of it all. I will post on it soon.

1 comment:

Bridger C said...

Nice Dave! Does Jill have a sister? A friend?