(July 3, 2015)
There are times when I become frustrated with myself because it seems I am going through the same learning processes over and over and over again. The Lord, it seems, needs to keep teaching me the same lessons. I think that I have learned it, and then I find myself right back where I started from needing to learn it all over again.
But I take some comfort from the testimony of Joseph Smith. He was visited by an angel, which I imagine made quite an impact on his mind. But despite this, this angelic visitor returned a number of times and repeated the previous lessons (each time adding a bit more information). There seems to be a Divine principle of teaching that is being applied here.
And that only makes sense, because it matches the way that I teach my children as well. I will reiterate something over and again to them until they have learned it.