Sunday, October 28, 2012
Our message is a simple one.
Our doctrine is easy.
I mean, sure there is a lot to learn.
The truths of eternity stretch on forever and ever. No man living here on earth could ever or will ever know everything.
But that's really okay.
You don't have to know everything. You actually only need to know a few things.
All the knowledge you need to obtain eternal life is available to you.
And all things considered, you don't need to do much.
Just be a good person and love God.
Do what you can. The Lord is merciful.
I am confident that in the end, you will receive the lightest consequences that are possible for your sins...
And the most abundant blessings possible for your faithfulness.
And pretty soon, if you are doing your best, your best will be better.
And you will want to do more.
It's a natural part of conversion.
Like Henry B. Eyring said just a couple weeks ago, having a testimony means you know the gospel is true.
And being converted is being true to the gospel.
Once you realize this your life will change so much for the better.
Imagine how proud your Creator will be when you return to Him.
Maybe you will be a little battered and not entirely perfect, but that's how the world returns you.
And then heaven makes you perfect.
Jesus Christ makes you perfect.
Again, sometimes it seems really hard and complicated.
Sometimes I am asked questions about the church that are really quite deep.
And sometimes I know how to answer, sometimes I don't, but then I wonder to myself, "who cares?"
Who cares if I don't know everything there is to know. It isn't even possible, and it isn't necessary for my salvation.
Don't get me wrong, knowledge is beautiful and important and required.
But don't let the little tiny details you don't know keep you away from the huge things that you do know.
Do you know the gospel is true?
Have you felt the Spirit - have you gained a testimony?
At least a little piece of one?
The gospel will always be true.
And when you take a step back, it will always be simple.
So... hakuna matata.
and have a happy Sunday.