Monday, February 19, 2001

Doctrine and Covenants 1:2

"For verily the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape; and there is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated."
Doctrine and Covenants 1:2

This sounds almost scary. :)  "There is none to escape" ... you know, like the Borg.  Resistance is futile, you WILL be assimilated. :)  Good thing that it is our great friend God instead of the Borg, eh? :)  Sincerely, I was thinking about how it sounds, and it is, and probably should be scary in some ways.  Responsibility is a scary thing sometimes, and this scripture is telling us that there will be no excuse in the end... every heart, every eye, every ear... we will all know God and what he has asked of us... and we'll be accountable to him for how we used the gifts and talents that he gave us.  Did we we use them to help other people?  Or did we hide them in a hole? :)  So, yeah... a little scary.  But mostly, as I see it, hopeful.  That means that no matter who it is, in the whole entire world, past present future... they'll all find out the truth.  God doesn't discriminate, people do.  God isn't going to offer the gospel to only people who look the same, or who smell the same... or who laugh at the same jokes.  No matter how it is sometimes here, the Celestial Kingdom is going to be filled with some richly diverse people... from different races, time periods (oh, except there will be no time...), and backgrounds.  There is goodness and strength and generosity and light within us all.  Even the person who gets on our nerves the most.  Even the person we think will never listen.  God knows them, knows how to touch them, lift them, teach them... let's not give up on anyone and throw them in the scrap heap, or assume that anyone is lost... there is always, always hope.  Sometimes they already believe, there are just obstacles in the way... so, let's work on removing obstacles for each other.  How can we join our talents to make life better for one another?  Is there something that we can do to make someone smile today?  Something we can do to make a mundane task more fun?  Little or big, every effort that we make matters.  No-one is blind, deaf, or stone-hearted in the Lord's eyes... let's try to see things from his perspective, and hope for the people around us.

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