It takes strength and courage – lots of courage – to live righteously. To make ourselves choose the right things, at each moment, against the push-pull of our natural minds and inclinations, the distractions of life, and the voices and trends of the world. It is hard. But we are to do it – it … Continue reading The strength and courage to live righteously
God’s work is bringing us to eternal life, or in other words, fulfillment of our complete potential; elevation to a higher existence. (See, for example, Moses 1:35). When we dedicate – consecrate – our whole selves to Him, we take on this work. And it’s an involved, intensive work: Him working with us, and us … Continue reading Dedicating ourselves to God’s work
I’ve been reading a fascinating article in the Interpreter journal today, about all the reasons a wonderful harbour on the coast of Oman, Khor Rori, could be the place that Nephi and his family called Bountiful. I’m learning about shipbuilding, harbours, resources, trade, and iron-steel smelting, and the history and archeology of this location. So … Continue reading Nephi’s ‘Bountiful’ on the Arabian coast
I’m re-posting this entry from about a year and a half ago, since it’s continually relevant. Where do you think we are in this process? What is our role, as disciples of Jesus Christ? The rise and fall of the perfect Nephite civilisation in 4th Nephi: it’s always wonderful and kind of magical to read … Continue reading Secrets of a happy society… and how to lose it.
Belief is a choice. We choose what we believe, whether we’re aware of those moments of choice, or not. I taught a Relief Society lesson today, and based it on Elder Soares’ talk from General Conference (since these talks are what all our RS lessons are now based on), In Awe of Christ and His … Continue reading “Will ye also go away?”