So here's the first one.
First of all, think of your standards. Do you think that the standards that the Church has given hold you back? Are they hard to keep?
Do you feel like they restrict your freedom?
Well... Ariel felt like her freedom was restricted.
She didn't want to stay under the "C". ["C" meaning Covenant for our little discussion...]
Do you want to stay under the Covenant?
Or are you always finding that you want to be part of the world?
[I left that video out... but it would be appropriate to go watch at this time! Click here.]
But... as Sebastian says in the following video...
"The human world is a mess!"
[Isn't that such a cheerful song? I love it!]
"Down here all the fish is happy
As off through the waves they roll
The fish on the land ain't happy
They sad 'cause they in their bowl"
Living under the Covenant makes you happy.
Keeping your standards makes you happy and gives you freedom.
Elder Boyd K. Packer said: “Obedience to God can be the very highest expression of independence. Just think of giving to him the one thing, the one gift, that he would never take. …
“Obedience—that which God will never take by force—he will accept when freely given. And he will then return to you freedom that you can hardly dream of—the freedom to feel and to know, the freedom to do, and the freedom to be, at least a thousandfold more than we offer him. Strangely enough, the key to freedom is obedience”
Obedience. The key to freedom.
Don't try to be a part of a world you don't belong in.