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US bishop dresses as homeless man to teach lesson
美國主教裝扮成遊民 給教友上了一課

Visitors look at the Mormon Temple in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah on July 19, 2001.

Photo: AFP

Members of a Mormon congregation in the US encountered someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Nov. 24.

What they did not know was that the man was a bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

At least five people asked David Musselman to leave the church property in the Salt Lake City suburb, while some gave him money and most were indifferent.

He said he disguised himself as a homeless man to teach his congregation a lesson about compassion.

He even asked a makeup expert to transform his face to that of a stranger not even his family recognized.

“I’d approach them and say, ‘Happy Thanksgiving,’ he says.” Musselman walked to the pulpit during the service and revealed his identity, taking off his wig, fake beard and glasses.

“The main thing I was trying to get across was, we don’t need to be so quick to judge,” Musselman told a local TV station.

(Liberty Times)










1. indifferent adj.

漠不關心的;不在乎的 (mo4 bu4 guan1 xin1 de5; bu2 zai4 hu1 de5)

例: He was coldly indifferent to other people.


2. pulpit n.

教堂講壇;神職人員 (jiao4 tang2 jiang3 tan2; shen2 zhi2 ren2 yuan2)

例: He vituperated from the pulpit the vices of the court.


3. get across v. phr.

傳遞;理解 (chuan2 di4; li2 jie3)

例: Did your speech get across to the crowd?


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