"And the church did meet together oft, to fast and to pray, and to
speak one with another concerning the welfare of their souls."
This morning I am wondering how often we actually discuss the welfare of our souls with anyone. :) Maybe we should do that more often. Thinking about it right now, it seems to me to be the absolutely most important thing that there IS to talk about. It wouldn't make a very good pick-up line probably... "How's your soul?" is a little deep for a first contact, but really, isn't that what we worry about every day, and what we find out when we develop lasting friendships with other people? It is so much more important than our level of education, our career path, our clothing styles, or any other way that we usually judge ourselves or each other. If we're having problems dedicating time for scripture reading, or if our prayers are seeming somewhat repetitive, or if we're worried that our interactions with people aren't very loving... whatever it is, we should be able to share those things with our friends, and maybe get some help. :)
Need someone to call and remind you to read your scriptures? Need someone to read with? Need some ideas on prayer, or how to express yourself more kindly? ... I know I do. I think that we all could use some help, even if it is just talking about a scripture and how to apply it to our lives. Maybe we should open up a little in church, and get some of that insight from our fellow members. ... and in our daily lives as well. :) Let't not hide our souls under externalities... but instead, be more open and help each other. :)