While touring northern Italy last spring a tour guide pointed out the merlons on a castle. “The shape,” she explained, “showed the allegiance of the inhabitants. The common square shape were partial to the Pope. The M shape were followers of the Emperor.” At one time then, in theory all one would need to do is to look at the castle and know if the people were friend or foe.
Perhaps we also have tell-tale signs that show our allegiance at a glance. When we are striving to know and follow Christ the Light of Christ will inevitably leave a visible mark. It is a natural effect. No matter how far a soul is on the path of discipleship that soul’s countenance will be striking to the discerning eye.
by Elder Ronald A. Rasband