Wednesday, June 13, 2012


We should be able to tell the people we love what we're thinking, even if we're wrong, without being afraid that it will alter the amount they love us. My husband has a theory that you can tell anyone anything if you say it in the right way. Part of me agrees with this and the other part disagrees. Sometimes, the truth is hard to hear but sometimes we have to be told what the truth is anyway. Hearing the truth come from someone who you consider to be 'beneath you' would be even harder than hearing the truth come directly from God or a parent or a leader...but it's still the truth. Even if it comes in a somewhat humbling form, the responsibility to recognize truth regardless of the package it is delivered in, is ours.

There are so many things I'd like to say to so many people I love, but I feel conflicted between my desire to pound the truth into their skulls and my desire to keep them in my life without changing the nature of our relationship. Though the circumstances for each of these people differ greatly, the heart of the truth that I'd gladly scream off of rooftops if I thought that would change any opinions is this:

The Church of Jesus Christ has been restored. It is on the Earth today in its fullness. God lives! He hears and answers prayers. He loves ALL of His children. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. He lived and died for us because He loves us more than we can possibly imagine. He doesn't just love the 'good' parts...He loves ALL of you! He wants you to be with Him. He wants you to return. Heavenly Father commissioned Christ to create a path for us to follow that will lead us back to Him. Thanks to modern day revelation, we know what that path is. There is one church, one baptism and one God. It doesn't matter what you believe...this is the reality: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church restored on the Earth today. The Book of Mormon is a true book that was written by ancient prophets. It testifies of Christ and tells of His visit to the American continent after His crucifixion. The church is true. The people aren't perfect, but God, who leads and directs His church IS perfect. He will work out all the kinks. And He loves you.

You can't possibly begin to imagine how much He loves you.

What a beautiful thing to believe. Why wouldn't you want to?

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