Thursday, January 4, 2001

Alma 5:39-40

"And now if ye are not the sheep of the good shepherd, of what fold are ye?  Behold, I say unto you, that the devil is your shepherd, and ye are of his fold; and now, who can deny this?  Behold, I say unto you, whosoever denieth this is a liar and a child of the devil.
For I say unto you that whatsoever is good cometh from God, and whatsoever is evil cometh from the devil."
Alma 5:39-40

This is interesting.  I think that we... or at least I... try to walk without a guide pretty often.  We think that we can do it ourselves, without God... and without Satan.  Just us.  But we are little children, and we can't be independent from external forces until we grow up... when we reject our father, we are, in effect, embracing the kidnapper of our souls.  There is no way to leave home and be safe at our ages.  We open ourselves up to every child predator out there, choosing evil rather than good.  You know, if we could just retain enough humility throughout the day to remember that we are vulnerable children, instead of pretending to be all grown up... I think we would avoid a lot of pain. :)  So, today... let's stick with God.  Remember to hold Dad's hand while we are crossing the street, and don't talk to any kidnappers. :)

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