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JanetJune 20, 2018

I am so grateful for you article. Thank you so much. I have learnt a lot from it. Yes I do ruminate at times on the past but reading your article has opened my mind to be positive and focus more on our Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. The invitation words are beautiful ones to recite when feeling guilty. Thanks ones again.

A repentant femaleJune 19, 2018

Thank you for your article. I have ruminated quite a lot about things that I did long ago. The only problem I have is that I have read that Satan does not know our thoughts. I have prayed a lot about my mistakes and asked for mercy and forgiveness many many times. Lately I have read articles about moving forward and quit thinking about the past. I am trying to do that. I am grateful to hear the thoughts that you have expressed

Garth SmithJune 19, 2018

I can fully relate to this article. I've found as a help Doctrine & Covenants 121:45 "Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven. 46 The Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion, and thy scepter an unchanging scepter of righteousness and truth; and thy dominion shall be an everlasting dominion, and without compulsory means it shall flow unto thee forever and ever." Verse 45 states: "let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly." Looking deeper into the word "garnish" helps appreciate this verse more. From the 1829 dictionary, we find one of the definitions of the word as: "Prepare, protect, equip and arm." So for us to place our thoughts, through our agency to choose, on virtuous thoughts, is to "prepare, protect, equip and arm" us from temptation and the drain of evil thoughts, whether we engineer those thoughts or Satan places them in our mind. This is an action of the mind we hold the key to.



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