Mormons, your prophet is lame, deaf and mute. Can he get a miracle cure?
He will not go to the United Kingdom because traveling there is too burdensome. He's a lame man.
He does not listen to petty claims against him because he is too busy running the church. He's deaf.
He will not answer to the charges because this is persecution and evil speaking of the Lord's (second) anointed. He's mute.
Could Christ heal Monson? Embolden, empower and embrace Monson? Make him walk again, hear again, speak again? It's doubtful because Monson is listening to Zeezrom (his lawyer), not the words of a Judean carpenter.
The charges are silly, you say? Then they should be child's play for the mouth-piece of God.
If he is truly persecuted, like the story of Abinadi in his Book of Mormon, then the inspired prophet and seer Thomas Monson should speak boldly.
If he is full of the spirit of God, as in the story of Alma combatting with Korihor, then he wouldn't fear listening to the actual complaints against him.
If he fights in the Lord's war against evil, as they teach about Captain Moroni hoisting the Title of Liberty, then he should feel free to go wherever he's called to defend his convictions.
Monson is incapable of acting like the bold heroes of his Book of Mormon, because Monson is not at all like the characters of these stories. He will rely on his "Zeezroms" to do all of the work. They will make all the arguments for him in legalese at the Westminster Magistrates Court. There is no inspiration, just perspiration and sweaty legal briefs.
If I were a believing Mormon, I would hope to see an Abinadi moment, an argument of Alma to Korihor, and a fearless Captain Monson raising his title of freedom across the sea.
You won't. Monson is a corporate man, focused on running a corporation that spends billions of dollars on Florida land grabs, City Creek Malls, and new church offices.
It's all about the money. The laywers know it, and so does Monson.
The question I have for believing members: What is this really about for you? Defending your weak, lame, deaf and mute prophet?
Tell him, "Speak boldly, Monsieur Monson!"
This could be the defining moment every Mormon has wished for...
The Monson train sits at the station, going nowhere.