Monday, August 19, 2019

D&C 78:6 -- On Equality and Generosity

"For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things;"
D&C 78:6

Sometimes I think we are so used to disparity in life that it is hard for us to even imagine what parity looks like.  The idea of "no poor among them" (Moses 7:18) is an awesome ideal, but we often run into problems trying to understand how to implement the idea in real life, and commonly the thought of being equal seems to be okay unless it results in us losing what we have now.

Since it is hard to look at from our own perspective, maybe taking a look at God's perspective (or at least as close as we can imagine) might help.  Essentially, God is offering us everything that he has, to share with him... that's what heaven is all about.  From that perspective, we kind of seem like bratty children that haven't learned to share, and maybe in some ways we are.

Today, let's think of some ways that we can work on generosity in our lives.  Let's remember what God does for us, and all that he offers us, and focus on trying to share that love and goodness with others. :)  The more we work on equality here, the closer we will be to heaven.

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