We are all invited to Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him. (Moroni and 2 Nephi). But the acceptance of this invitation is deeply personal and highly individual . I don’t believe that there will ever be an en masse “THIS IS IT” meeting where we are told the mysteries from the foundation of the world until the end thereof. Aside from the saving and exalting doctrines of the Gospel, most of what we will learn about the ‘mysteries of Godliness’ will come to us individually through our faithfulness, our diligence and most importantly our desire to even know. In other words, our desire to accept and live the invitation to ‘Come unto Christ’ will largely determine what we come to know. I remember sitting in an adult session of Stake Conference in 2008. The temple president and his wife spoke that evening. She got up and said something that has haunted me ever since, “I didn’t know what I didn’t know until I worked in the temple.” Well, I don’t know what I don’t know but…I WANT TO KNOW!
I stand with Pres. Dieter Uchtdorf who taught that we often live far below our privileges. One area in which I believe that we really live far below our privileges is personal revelation. Mormon and Moroni were instructed to hold back things that they knew when they were writing to us. Why? Because it is our privilege to find those things for ourselves. It is our privilege to live in a state of personal revelation for ourselves. Nephi II had daily ministrations of angels. Daily! The Brother of Jared lived up to his privileges and met the Savior face to face. These are not far-fetched-out-of-the way privileges reserved for prophets and apostles. These are privileges that WE can claim here in mortality if we can wake up to what could really be. They are privileges that belong to every mortal who has accepted the invitation to ‘Come unto Christ.’ Of course, with deep privilege comes deep responsibility and a whole lot of hard work; but those privileges can be very motivating. And during a time of hastening, those privileges can be realized even faster.
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