A bishop in Utah chose an interesting way to teach his congregation a lesson.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bishop David Musselman dressed up as a homeless man and played the role so well that some church members asked him to leave prior to him revealing his true identify, according to The Raw Story.
The idea reportedly came to the bishop when he was trying to figure out a way to inspire people to show more kindness and acceptance of others.
“The main thing I was trying to get across was we don’t need to be so quick to judge,” Musselman, who is the bishop of the Taylorsville Fourth Ward, told KUTV.
The reaction from ward members was mixed, according to the bishop, and one person, who later admitted he was worried for the congregation’s safety, asked the disguised Musselman to leave church property.
Musselman noted that he was most pleased from the reaction of kids.
“I was impressed by the children,” Musselman stated. “I could see in their eyes they wanted to do more.”
Musselman definitely drove home a message as some congregation members had new thoughts when he revealed he wasn’t a homeless man.
“I started feeling ashamed because I didn’t say hello to this man,” ward member Jaimi Larsen stated. “I didn’t offer him anything because I didn’t feel like I had anything to offer.”