(December 15, 2015)
It is hard to reconcile our intellectual understanding of the Gospel with our emotional responses to the world around us sometimes. For example, I am certain that
Moroni is correct when
(discussing his bleak future) he says that it doesn’t matter what happens. I can say the same thing about my own future –
I don’t know what will happen, but whatever it is that future will have been
designed by a loving God. So it really
doesn’t matter what will come.
But that intellectual understanding is at war with my emotional reaction to my future. There are things that I want to accomplish in my life. And there are blessings that I want to receive. And far from saying it doesn’t matter, my soul cries out that it does matter – a lot. What’s more, there are opportunities that have been lost forever. Once again, it isn’t something that doesn’t matter – it matters a lot.