Trying to Be Like Jesus

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How Could I Lie?

“He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

Before I left to run some errands one evening, I asked my children to do their homework and told them I would correct it when I returned home. Upon my return, I was surprised to find my seven-year-old son, Mayco, riding his bike with a friend. I asked him if he had done what he was supposed to do, and he answered with a resounding yes. I then asked if he was telling the truth, and he said, “Mama, I can’t lie to you.”

This caught his friend’s attention, and he asked Mayco why he couldn’t lie. Mayco replied with total certainty, “How could I lie when I’m a Mormon?”

I went into the house to look over his homework, and not only was it done, but there were no mistakes. I am grateful for the gospel principles that my son is learning and for his example of becoming more like Jesus.

[illustration] Illustrated by Daniella Haro Aguayo

Erica Silvina Kleveztain de Roldán is a member of the Roque Sáenz Peña Ward, Río Cuarto Argentina Stake.