Thank you Sis. Hilton for an article many of us found both inspirational AND motivational.
Thank you! This resonates as true to me.
I am happy I am unique
...just like everybody else
If Christ is the way and the light in all things and I believe He is, then we need to strive to follow Him in all things. Christ said He came not to do His own will but the will of the Father and that He does nothing but what His Father taught Him. He speaks of His oneness with the Father, and the need to be one with Him and the Father in John chapter 17. The ultimate purpose of agency is to become one with God. That oneness is the purpose of life. All of us are sons snd daughters of God with differences and in the journey to be one with the Father and the Son, we can help and nurture each other in our differences to help increase our capacity to love and care for each other. The oneness can be misunderstood and reflected in culture that is not in harmony with truth which is discovered through the Holy Ghost. Humility is essential to discern the promptings of the Holy Ghost as described in the Book of Mormon as a broken heart and a contrite spirit. To be one with God has to be voluntary or it does not work or happen, so is the great need of agency. To become one with God is a journey towards 4th Nephi described in its early chapters which is an earthly reflection of the heaven where oneness with God is beautiful and eternal, and is founded on the infinite love of God.
...Amen to EVERYTHING IN THIS ARTICLE...I wish I had written it...years ago and today!...burst the bubble and crush the cookie cutter......could we just have this be an annual Sacrament Meeting talk!...
Thanks for the wonderful article!I love the idea behind this line: "Let’s stop being the person who says, “Eww” when someone dips their French fries in salad dressing."I've learned to try "French fries in salad dressing" in many ways in life - and often found a new "taste sensation" or a better way to do something.Reflecting on what you've said, I think an "eww" reaction might be because we're comfortable where we are and / or are afraid of growth.I think one reason I've learned to embrace growing situations is that's part of Heavenly Father's plan. We're here to learn, and to grow, and most importantly, to love all of our fellow travelers on this earthly journey.The second reason is more practical: I've learned that if I don't embrace learning situations, they are thrust upon me ... because whether or not I want to, I need to grow and learn. :-)Thanks for making me think!
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