- a slice of delicious cake ready to eat
The teacher sits in front of the class devouring a piece of delicious chocolate cake, while verbalizing how delicious it is; how moist; how chocolatey; how delectable.
The class watches and becomes a bit jealous.
The teacher asks, "Oh, did you guys want some of this cake?" the class of course says "yes".
Compare that with the gospel. The gospel is a delicious chocolate cake that we often keep to ourselves. Many people would enjoy this "chocolate cake" but maybe don't realize we have it. Or maybe we're afraid to share.
What if our friends ask us questions that we don't know the answers to, such as what are all the ingredients of the cake? And what if I don't know the answer right away? Well, we can find out the answer by asking someone else or researching for ourselves. Just like I can look up the ingredients of a cake recipe.
Share the gospel...It's a piece of cake!
Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.