Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Take a breath

"While the world was racked and distracted-while millions were groping as the blind for the wall, and while all men were resting upon uncertainty, as a general mass, our eyes beheld, our ears heard, as in the 'blaze of day'; yes, more-above the glitter of the May sunbeam, which then shed its brilliancy over the face of nature! Then his voice, though mild, pierced to the center, and his words, 'I am thy fellow-servant,' dispelled every fear. We listened, we gazed, we admired! 'Twas the voice of an angel from glory, 'twas a message from the Most High! And as we heard we rejoiced, while His love enkindled upon our soulds, and we were wrapped in the vision of the Almighty! Where was room for doubt? Nowhere; uncertainty had fled, doubt had sunk no more to rise, while fiction and deception had fled forever!"
-Oliver Cowdrey's footnote * to Doctrine and Covenants 1:71

May I avoid groping for the wall and resting upon uncertainty. May I listen, gaze, and admire as my doubts sink no more to rise.

It's nice to take the time to remember what's important sometimes, especially when you don't think you have the time.

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