Mormon Messages

Words with Friends

Episode 84

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Learning, pondering, searching, and memorizing scriptures is like filling a filing cabinet with friends, values, and truths that can be called upon any time, anywhere in the world.

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    So I look over and there's little Nathan standing up on the bench. And he yells-- like, to the top of his lungs-- "Three, two, one-- blast off!"

    Oh, I would die.

    I know. And I couldn't do anything, because my hands were full. And the whole congregation practically turns around, and as they're watching, he leaps off of the chair and the lands splat, flat on his stomach. Thank you. He was about to try it again, too. But, luckily, Jackie was there to help.

    You would've done the same thing for me.

    I don't know.

    Scripture can calm an agitated soul, giving peace, hope, and a restoration of confidence in one's ability to overcome the challenges of life.

    I keep thinking, is this ever gonna get any easier?

    No.

    No.

    Well, great.

    It doesn't get easier. Well, I don't think it gets easier so much as we just come to understand things better.

    Searching and memorizing scriptures is like filling the cabinet with friends, values, and truths that can be called upon anytime, anywhere in the world.

    They're trying to overcome whatever life gives them.

    I know what you mean. But I think it's universal-- not just our kids. I think we're all learning, whatever it is.

    Yeah, that's true.

    Whether we're learning to recognize--

    They can become stalwart friends that are not limited by geography. or calendar. They are always available when needed. Their use provides a foundation of truth that can be awakened by the Holy Ghost.

    --until we truly feel that charity.

    I think ultimately that feeling is the love that Christ has for us. You know, when you said the word "charity"-- at least that it what makes me think.

    The scripture that we may have read many times can take on nuances of meaning that are refreshing and insightful when we face a new challenge in life.

    He gave his life for us.

    Which is exactly what we're supposed to do-- love others before ourselves, right? "This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

    "--for his friends." "This is my commandment, that ye love one another as I have loved you."

    To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship. It's like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for a needed change.

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