Since I am in Salt Lake looking for a job I went to Sharon and Steve’s ward today. In Priesthood we talked about revelation. This is probably the biggest thing that sets The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apart from the rest of the religious world. Listening to the prophets, especially modern day prophets. However, I also got the distinct impression that the truth Latter-day saints have is the belief that we receive personal revelation to help us in our own lives. Also we realize that we only receive revelation for what we are responsible for. Like our own lives, our families and our jobs. I know I have benefited tremendously from the personal revelation in my own life. I know I have been inspired in my family dealing with with my wife and children and this has help us all be happier. I also know I have been inspired at work and that that inspiration has benefited those I was given the responsibility to manage.
In Sunday school we discussed Alma 43 – 52 This concerning the wars, Captain Moroni and the wicked Amalikiah. My dream one day is to make a G rated movie called Captian Moroni. With the right budget and talent it would be so cool to make a movie that covered those chapters. We discussed in class how to deal with problems. I really like Captain Moroni’s approach. He doesn’t have any problem really pounding on people when they get out of line. But when he feels they have been beaten and humbled he ends the conflict. Then he shows infinity mercy and lets the enemy go free if they promise not to come to battle again.
In Sacrament meeting one woman spoke about her son on a mission in Russia and all the difficulty they are having with the government and visas. They are also having difficult with the freedom of speech we take so much for granted in the United States. The Russian Government recently changed the visa rules that humanitarian visas only last 3 months instead of 6 which has caused the church to stop all American missionaries from being called to Russia. Satan is definately working in the hearts of the power people in Russia. I think this is also manifest in the brutal treatment the Russian State of Georgia. Hopefully this can be resolved quickly and peacefully. Only time will tell and we must pray for a resolution.