I recently watched an excellent Chinese TV fantasy drama called Love Between Fairy and Devil, or Cang Lan Jue (‘Separation of Cang and Orchid’). If you haven’t heard of it – it’s hugely popular in China and very popular overseas, airing back in August – it’s a truly beautiful, wonderfully-produced show with a great story, … Continue reading What are we here for?
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
Confession: I’ve been binge-ish-watching a TV series the last couple of weeks, which I’ve obviously become addicted to, with full knowledge! I’ve watched two seasons – the 22-episode kind. I do this, sometimes, with good things. Stories are especially dangerous; they provide such a complete world, with well-drawn characters you can come to love and … Continue reading The profound gift of life
A couple of weeks ago, I taught the Sunday lesson for the Relief Society in our ward. I want to share one of the central insights I gained from studying and preparing that lesson. It was based on Elder Christofferson’s General Conference talk, “Preparing for the Lord’s Return”. The message of his talk was that … Continue reading The greatest ministering work we can do
Here we are nothing, but here we want everything, because we think this is our only chance. ~ Hugh Nibley When I read this recently, I thought it was excellent, because it describes perfectly what people do in this world so much of the time. Either not knowing or forgetting that this is one act … Continue reading This is not our only chance