Wednesday, August 27, 2014

D&C 93:33-34 -- On Not Getting in the Way of Joy

"For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy;
And when separated, man cannot receive a fulness of joy."
D&C 93:33-34

I like the idea that spirit and body united inseparably pretty much equals joy. :)  I don't think that we are there yet in this life, not inseparably, but we get a taste of it.  And in a lot of ways life IS joy.  Being alive, being able to take action, make a difference, choose who to be.  If we're doing it right, then we can get a lot of joy out of it.  And if we're miserable, then we're either not doing it right, or maybe we're really sick.  The cool thing is that in the resurrection, when all of this does become inseparable, there will be no sickness anymore.  So many things that get in the way of our enjoyment will be gone, and then, life will equal joy.  I think the only times that God is sad is when we choose darkness and pain rather than joy and life.  So, as we make better choices, we not only make ourselves happier, we affect God's happiness in a positive way as well.  Today, let's make good choices and work for the long term goals of happiness and life and love and goodness, and not be swayed by the limited darkness and the brokenness of evil... no matter how tempting or temporary we think they are.  Anything that can get in the way of our eternal enjoyment is definitely to be shunned.

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