i think it's something that i've been lacking, as of late.
i hadn't gone to church in nearly a month, before today.
and jordan spoke.
i enjoy jordan very much.
this probably stems from him sitting next to me on my first sunday in the ward; he was the first person i met that day. i also believe that our firm handshakes have contributed to me thinking he's swell. (i also think his brother, colin, is awesome. he's my home teacher.)
his talk was good. deep. things were said that i believe i needed to hear.
and there was this moment.
i have a strong testimony.
maybe i don't share it enough, or acknowledge it often, either, but i do have a really strong testimony of the gospel.
but, back to this moment;
he was sharing his testimony,
and he looked at me,
straight in the eyes,
for maybe five seconds, when he was stating that he knew this gospel to be true.
And For Some Reason That Moment Helped Build Up A Part Of My Lack Of Spirituality.
it helped to remind me of the reason i come to church.
i don't go just to go, i don't go because it "pleases" my parents, i don't go because it's the cool thing, i don't go because i have nothing better to do with my sunday,
I Go Because It Means Something To Me.
it means a whole lot to me, actually.
it's the foundation of who i am, and i haven't been the greatest person lately, but having this gospel in my life reminds me that i'll always have to work on the person i want to be, and am striving to be.
i'll get there someday.
i'm just really glad that i decided to request off work today, so that i was able to go to church for all three hours and to go to choir practice.
It Just Makes Me Feel.... Well, Good -- If Not Exceptional.
“You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.”