Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summering.

{We are on break enjoying the love of summer, see you soon!}

A few quotes that have been on my mind:

 "I did not like the old man being called up for erring in doctrine. It looks too much like the Methodist, and not like the Latter-day Saints. Methodists have creeds which a man must believe or be asked out of their church. I want the liberty of thinking and believing as I please. It feels so good not to be trammeled. It does not prove that a man is not a good man because he errs in doctrine." - Joseph Smith

“If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it ought to be harmed” -J. Reuben Clark

"Yes, say, what is truth? 'Tis the brightest prize
To which mortals or Gods can aspire;
Go search in the depths where it glittering lies
Or ascend in pursuit to the loftiest skies.
'Tis an aim for the noblest desire." - John Jacques


"...The first and fundamental principle of our holy religion is, that we believe that we have a right to embrace all, and every item of truth, without limitation or without being circumscribed or prohibited by the creeds or superstitious notions of men, or by the dominations of one another, when that truth is clearly demonstrated to our minds, and we have the highest degree of evidence of the same." - Joseph Smith


"I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by Him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self-security, trusting their eternal destiny in the hands of their leaders with a reckless confidence that in itself would thwart the purposes of God in their salvation, and weaken that influence they could give to their leaders, did they know for themselves, by the revelations of Jesus, that they are led in the right way. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not. This has been my exhortation continually." - Brigham Young


"No Prophet of God, no Apostle, no President of a Stake, no Bishop, who has had the spirit of his office and calling resting upon him, has ever asked a soul to do anything that they might not know was right and the proper thing to do. We do not ask you to do anything that you may not know it is your duty to do, or that you may not know will be a blessing for you to do.If we give you counsel, we do not ask you to obey that counsel without you knowing that it is right to do so." - Boyd K. Packer
“Give me truths: for I am weary of the surfaces”  - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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To John Dehlin,
Thank you for your work. For years now, it has benefited and blessed my life.
To Kate Kelly,
I am proud to call you my Sister.
  {even if I don't always agree, who says we have to?!}

Rae





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