Monday, June 8, 2009

The Challenge to Become

This week's article comes as a suggestion from my little brother. It's entitled "The Challenge to Become" and is a talk given at the October 2000 General Conference by Elder Dallin H. Oaks, an apostle.

This article is great because Elder Oaks clearly outlines the difference between merely believing or doing and becoming. For instance, he teaches that service is not as great as charity, which is the pure love of Christ. It is not enough to serve, we must serve out of a sincere love for our fellow man and for God. It is not enough to believe, or say that you have a testimony, we must become converted, and do those things that our testimony leads us to do and become the disciple we are commanded to become.

Read this talk with an open mind and decide what you can change in your life so that you are doing and becoming and not just going through the motions. God is willing to help us chnage for the better if we ask for His help.