Thursday, December 14, 2000

1 John 2:21 -- On Awakening Ourselves to Truth

"I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth."
1 John 2:21

I like this scripture, I think that it illustrates what the scriptures are for... to awaken our dormant spirituality... to remind us of who we are.  Somewhere inside each of us, we know who we are.  We know where we came from and why we came to this earth.  Somewhere within us we recognize the truth when we hear it, and we relate to the things that we learned and knew before we came to this earth.  As we read and study the scriptures, our spirits remember, and recognize, that truth. 

When we talk to each other about the gospel and about our Father, we feel those same things... recognition, love... spiritual feelings that can overwhelm us with their strength.  An amnesiac spirit trying to awake and tell us which way to go to discover more.  The trick is to follow those promptings, even though we have no conscious memory of who we used to be, or what we wanted.  To deny those promptings is to remain half a person... to follow them is to find wholeness. 

And, you know... that's why I do this.  Not because I think that I know better than any of you what the scriptures mean, but because it helps me to remember... and hopefully you as well.  Together, as a community of truth seekers, we can find that wholeness, and eventually ... become perfect, complete people. :)  Have a fabulous day searching. :)

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