This morning I read something interesting that reminded me of our world today:
“And it came to pass that he did teach these things so much that many did believe on his words…” Alma 1:5.
Doesn’t that sound exactly like what happens today? It also reminded me of a quote I heard long ago and have found to be very true:
“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.” – Alexander Pope.
Things that were abhorrent to even think of in our youth have been taught, displayed, and indoctrinated so much by society that many people have mistaken them for truth and either go along with, or even embrace them.
They wear many disguises, and are flaunted by politicians and media alike. People start wondering if there might not be a spark of truth to them and find themselves being led down dangerous pathways that can only lead to unhappiness, emptiness, dissatisfaction, and social destruction.
Does that mean that we are at the mercy of flawed, misled, or corrupt individuals, and ideas?
No. You have the power to find out for yourself what is true and what is not true.
Every individual has a special spark inside, known by many names: your gut, conscience, intuition, etc. What is it?
“For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil” Moroni 7:16.
As you think about that, notice how it feels inside you. Things that are true will feel right, comfortable, peaceful.
“Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.” Doctrine and Covenants 8:2.
Your loving Father in Heaven, who created you and this world for you to live on, thought to give you that special spark, the Spirit or Light of Christ, to help guide you throughout life. He knew there would be many false beliefs, ideas, teachings, and people trying to lead you astray. This is the one, sure way to know the truth of all things, the truth of anything.
You can develop this great gift from God. The more you use it the more sensitive you will become to it and soon you will find that you are developing your relationship with your Heavenly Father and turning to Him automatically when something is unsure, when you need help, and when you long for peace.
I have known Him my whole life, and been greatly blessed by seeking the truth and trying to live it. When I am uncertain, I know that I can turn to my Father in Heaven and ask for His help and guidance. I know that He has often been there to comfort me and to remind me the right way to live to be happy, bless others, and return to Him.
May you have joy in the journey of seeking, and finding, what is true! 🙂