Tuesday, January 10, 2017

D&C 88:108-109 -- On Heralds and Hidden History

"And then shall the first angel again sound his trump in the ears of all living, and reveal the secret acts of men, and the mighty works of God in the first thousand years.
And then shall the second angel sound his trump, and reveal the secret acts of men, and the thoughts and intents of their hearts, and the mighty works of God in the second thousand years—"
Doctrine and Covenants 88:108-109

There is a lot more interesting stuff in this section too, but I liked this part especially because it talks about kind of a history lesson that we are going to get at the second coming, going through all of history a thousand years or so at a time and relating what happened, hidden or not.  I assume that's when we'll find out the truth about all of the conspiracy theories of the past. :)  I think it sounds fascinating, and I also really like the idea of nothing being hidden anymore.  Not that I don't like privacy as an ideal in this world, where we cheat and steal and might look at others sideways if they aren't exactly like us, but imagining a world where we don't *need* to hide anything, because we're all on board with loving each other and forgiving each other and never harming or cheating each other... I really want to be able to be a person that can live like that where there is no need to hide or have things hidden from me.

Today, let's prepare for the Lord's second coming by cleaning out our symbolic cellars, and bringing the hidden things to light.  Not in a harmful way if we can help it of course, and not just for the sake of shocking people, but in the spirit of love and openness and unity.  Let's live in a way so that we won't be worried when all the secrets come out. :)

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