Thursday, May 6, 2010

Go about doing good

You should not look directly into the sun.  Whenever you do, your eyes are unable to adjust to the intensity of the light.  It is possible to even do damage to your eyes by looking directly at the sun.

Everything in mortality is a type or symbol of eternal things.  All things bear testimony of Christ and His great plan.  (Moses 6: 63.)  The sun bears testimony of the Son of God.  It is a great symbol of Him.

Our approach to gaining a relationship with the Son should be like that of our enjoyment of the sun - indirect. That is, entering into His presence is a by-product.  It is as a result of the way you live.  It is not the "goal."

To approach Him, you must live as He did.  You must "keep His commandments."  You must love others.  You must live the way He lived.  When you are walking in the same path He walked, you will find that He is walking there still.  He will come alongside you, as you are "in the way" and will open to your understanding all things which He would have you know.  (Luke 24: 13-32.)  I've written about this in the talk in the Appendix to Eighteen Verses and will not repeat it here.  But I would remind you that the account of those two disciples is a type of how He appears to those to whom He will minister.  He will see you as you are in the right way, and then join with you.

Go about doing good.  You will find Him as you do.  Do not think you will be able to find Him without setting about to do the things which He bid you to do.  There is a law irrevocably decreed which governs these things.

The Nephites were keeping the appointed times with the Lord in His year-end festivals.  In that process, He came to them.  Set about doing what He bids you to do and He will likewise come to you. (This is described in The Second Comforter: Conversing With the Lord Through the Veil.)  Keep His ways.  He will be able to walk with you as you walk with Him.

One clarification that I think needs to be understood by those who have not read what I have written.  I have never revealed anything sacred that has been revealed to me. I have taught the path.  It is not necessary nor desirable to reveal personal matters, and I have not. It is important to teach the right way.  Read what I've written and you will find that nothing improper or even difficult is taught there.  It is taken from the scriptures.  The scriptures are sufficient to teach you the way to eternal life.  I only teach what I find in them.


  1. Really nice thought thanks Denver.

  2. Thank you; this is comforting. Doing good is very familiar. I will be more attentive as to who is walking beside me. My heart is broken tonight and I can scarcely continue doing the good I've been doing, but I have felt His spirit for these past six years as I've done His bidding. I have good children and a good wife. He is in them too, and although I can scarcely keep them fed for the doing of good, they love me dearly. I have a roof over my head tonight and my children are full and tucked into bed. All is well tonight; and, as I have done as He asked of me, knowledge, understanding, and learning have been my daily manna. As I've served others, I've felt true joy as true burdens have been lifted. I have felt sweetness that I believe is of Him and which I know cannot be bought for any earthly price. As I wonder where I will go tomorrow and how I will be all that I need to be for my wife and children, I know that the door that has just closed in my life may yet release unknown blessings. Oh me of little faith who prays for Zion and who no longer has not the heart or mind to succeed in Babylon, how do I bid thee farewell? I will continue doing good and I will wait patiently upon the Lord. He reminds me that the lillies of the field toil not and spin not and the birds of the heaven have what they need..., Sufficient is the day..., my children rest peacefully this night and that is enough today.

  3. You reminded me of this master work by Leonard Cohen:

  4. In response to annoymous' post. The thought came to me regarding the question "What shall I do if I leave his employ?" This question, or rather the answer used to bother me... I used to think "how lame, how is "that" (the answer) going to help him feed his family, etc... I've now come to understand that "The Gospel of Jesus Christ" is indeed the answer to all the ills of the world.

    Thanks to annoymous for your demostration of faith when worldly things seem to be in lack.


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