What the Second Coming Means to People Like Me”

In September of this year, after “much anxious prayer,” a bishopric member decided I would be the right person to speak on the theme of the Second Coming. There are 100 things I’d rather speak on, and 200 reasons I didn’t really like this theme. But I decided I could find new ways to think about it and reimagine slightly what it was to address my fellow “saints.” After exploring honestly why I’m uncomfortable with this whole idea/doctrine, I consider what the Second Coming meant to earlier members of the faith and how I might share in that understanding. Most importantly, I try to explore what it might mean to believe deeply and powerfully in things you doubt are literally true.

Kim McCall, Alice Fisher Roberts