A quick thought
By They_Speak
11/24/2012 4:03:02 PM
I was reading in Mosiah chapter 15 today and Abinadi asks the question “...who shall be his seed?” The next verse (11) has something that stood out to me. “I say unto you, that all those who...have looked forward to that day for a remission of their sins,” “That day”. Seemingly some future day. The thought came to me “was the reason I was excommunicated because I lost hope?” Implicit was that this idea sat in contrast to the excepted, though certainly incomplete, paradigm that I was excommunicated simply for misconduct. In reality by and large my excommunication has remained an unapproached conundrum. But was it so simple? Could it have been more because I no longer “looked forward to that day for a remission of [my] sins” with an eye of faith? Obviously then and even now my present history holds convincing evidence to my mind that it has vary valid and rational reasons for not having faith. To not “look[ing] forward to that day”. Perhaps it’s not just about where we’ve been or even where we are but what we hold out hope for. Who we maintain trust in. If we are sure to die, even spiritually, in the cause "shall we not go on"? Shall we lose faith?

D&C 128:22 Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Let the earth break forth into singing. Let the dead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel, who hath ordained, before the world was, that which would enable us to redeem them out of their prison; for the prisoners shall go free.


wish we could talk 1on1    
"youve been on here for a while like me. probably since the ealry days, at least since 2006"
posted at 21:58:15 on November 24, 2012 by skyteamst90
He can free the captive    
"Yes, there is hope for us. Not everything is lost. Maybe we cannot free ourselves. But He can free us. He can make us entirely whole.

Sometimes, it is hard to see, though."
posted at 05:58:17 on November 25, 2012 by Anonymous
" an interesting to think about. I heard someone recently say that Hope is the most important thing. I wonder if this is true. Hmmmmmm...."
posted at 17:02:04 on November 25, 2012 by g1rlie
"I love this topic. Thanks for posting. Hope in the unseen is the thing that moves my actions forward. I have hope for a better world, things that are not seen but that are true. But it is hope that I will obtain such a world that motivates me. It is hope that brings me joy on the journey when all around me is bleak and blanketing.
I have an eye of faith and a hope in my step to get me there. Hope and faith are like two strands of the same rope weaved together over and over until the rope is a thick chord. Hope is on the same plane as faith and charity.

"Hope is one leg of a three-legged stool, together with faith and charity. These three stabilize our lives regardless of the rough or uneven surfaces we might encounter at the time. The scriptures are clear and certain about the importance of hope." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf."
posted at 06:47:19 on December 4, 2012 by SimonLeper

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General Conference, April 2002