Thu - Jun 12, 2008 : 06:04 pm
Gen. Conf. - Faith Fathers - Uchtdorf
As I sit here listening to, watching, and reading the talk given by President Uchtdorf, I'm puzzled by my lack of caring of the faith of my fathers.
I don't exactly know why it is, but I..... I've never really looked at what my parents believe being a part of my faith. I don't know if that is wrong or what...
What I believe is what I believe. I determine what is true for me, and what is not (note: this doesn't affect what really is true what isn't, but finding out for myself what is true really has no bearing on what my parents or grandparents believed)
I just don't.... really.... get it.
Maybe this talk is for those people who put so much stock into what the faith of their parents were, it becomes an obstacle for them in accepting the truth once they find it.
Also to note is that my testimony of truth, and my gratitude for my ancestry are two different things. Whenever I think about what the LDS pioneers went through to give me what I have, it causes an immense swelling of gratitude in my being. I couldn't thank them enough. I believe this would be the case, and is the case, for anyone sacrificing such a great amount serving someone else.
Anyway.... That's just some thoughts brought about by this talk.
My favorite quote from this talk:
"True religion should not originate from what pleases men or the traditions of ancestors, but rather from what pleases God, our Eternal Father."