• Quote of the Day

    “Surely the reason Christ said, ‘Father, forgive them,’ was because even in that terrible hour He knew that this was the message He had come through all eternity to deliver.”
    —Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Making Time to Be Holy

Ensign, June 2008If you were to make a list of the most bustling cities in the world, I imagine that Hong Kong would appear somewhere in the top 10 or 20. So not only does the cover article in this month’s Ensign go to Hong Kong to discuss rising above life’s stresses, but it is also based on interviews with members a demographic group that, arguably, has some of the highest stress levels: young single adults. In “Making Time to Be Holy,” these young people give some pretty good advice on how to maintain a sense of sacredness and spirituality in our lives. They really do have a lesson to teach us all about sacrifice and centering our lives on the Savior. As one of them says, “To become holy, we must sacrifice our will, our desires.” And another: “We would receive more blessings if we were more willing to obey.” Read the article, and see what you think about their solutions to stress.

Dating and the Eternal Perspective

No, this has nothing to do with eternal dating. “Dating and the Eternal Perspective” is the latest in a string of Ensign articles for young single adults. This one contrasts the world’s ways with the Lord’s ways when it comes to attitudes and behaviors related to dating, courtship, and marriage. It contains a remarkable number of quotes from General Authorities on these subjects, as well as personal stories from young adults who have had a variety of experiences in the dating arena. Here’s a statement I find to be true: “Humility will help us accept the Lord’s timetable when the opportunity for marriage comes sooner, as well as later, than anticipated.” (For me, it was sooner.) This article has much to recommend it, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s being recommended by many singles ward bishops right now.