No Doubt About It
How much do I want to read more? 6/10
Not the best "gospel" I know of. Too much biblical for me. A bit radical like "Christ is your only chance, he is the only way".
INTRODUCTION - I HAVE COME TO KNOW FOR MYSELF
“Well, Elder, if your mission was so difficult, then why was it so great?”
“Because I did what they sent me to do. And I left Bulgaria better than I found it!”
“You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And that good that is in you must be spread to others”
Playwright Maxwell Anderson put these words into the mouth of the French peasant girl Joan of Arc: “Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, nevertheless they give up their lives to that little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it, and then it’s gone”
I can’t imagine pain greater than stepping across the veil and realizing I had not done what I had come here to do—or realizing that I had given up my life to little or nothing, only then to find that it was gone.
“This is a world in which we are to prove ourselves. The lifetime of man is a day of trial, wherein we may prove to God, in our darkness, in our weakness, and where the enemy reigns, that we are our Father’s friends”
to lose sight of who we are and what ‘we’re here for, and as a result to become distracted from what is really important. If we don’t have a clear sense of our identity and purpose, we are much more vulnerable to Lucifer.
“Since immortality and eternal life constitute the sole purpose of life, all other interests and activities are but incidental thereto
How do we know if we are honest, unless our honesty is put to the test? How do we know if we are filled with virtue, unless there are opportunities to choose a nonvirtuous path that we then resist? How do we know if we can bear up under challenge and trial, unless we have challenge and trial?
Chapter 1 - THE LIGHT IS STRONGER THAN THE DARK
OUR GREATEST NEED IS TO INCREASE OUR FAITH. THUS, OUR CONNECTION WITH THE DIVINE DEPENDS ALMOST ENTIRELY UPON US.