Sunday, July 18, 2010

An unveiling, a vision of life

This is an unveiling, an opening of understanding, a vision of life. Please read.

What is the whole purpose of life? It is to metamorphose into becoming like Christ. Moroni explains this when he says, “…that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.” (Moroni 7:48)

Oh, well then, all is lost and what’s the point? I can never be that. Yes, broad is the way and narrow is the gate that leadeth to life eternal and few there be that find it. (It is hard to see all when we are not ready.) The key word here is “metamorphose.” It doesn’t happen all at once. Indeed only a handful of souls utterly fail this life. Almost all do metamorphose to some degree and gain some kingdom of glory.

When we exercise just a little faith or trust in God, for that is what faith is, enough to obey or even desire to obey, with a trust that we don’t quickly give up on, he blesses us with hope, or a confidence that that we can improve. Usually this happens in baby steps and with some back-sliding that lessens as we go along.

This increases our faith, which if followed and obeyed, increases our hope. As these increase, God lets us taste the fruit of the tree of life, which is love towards others. This is the beginning of making our eye single to His glory. And what is His glory? To bring to pass the eternal life and exaltation of man! That is his whole joy and desire.

When we begin to be aware of and care for the betterment of others, we are feeling charity or tasting of the fruit of the tree of life. Exercising this love, the love of Christ, gives us joy and furthers the metamorphosis, for it increases or strengthens faith and hope.

It is a long process, but as we continue to change into being like him, our faith and hope are increased, or our power to do good. We are then blessed with more charity. I would encourage you now to read Moroni 7 as he further expands this topic, and the eyes of your understanding or enlightenment will be broadened.

We can, even in our weakness and with the limitations of mortality, through Christ’s atonement, become like him. That we may have this hope; that we may be purified through his atonement, even as he is pure, is my hope, my faith, and my desire. Amen.

1 comment:

Lisabug said...

Good blog!! I LOVE Moroni 7! Thanks for sharing this :)