The life of a saint is not simply a personal perfecting, it is also a factor in the entire scheme of earth’s redemption. No one can be saved alone, by himself or herself, unassisted by or unassisting others.
The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either — or both — when needed?
– Gordon B Hinckley Continue reading
Now, the problem with trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. – C.S. Lewis (The Magician’s Nephew)
I honestly think that many times people blind themselves to the truth, even it is staring them right in the face. This may be because whatever they’re facing doesn’t fit into their perceptions of how things should be. Or perhaps they recognize the truth of it, but don’t want to accept it because it would mean that they either have to change how they’re living or because it means that they’d have to admit that they were wrong in a decision that they made in the past. The problem comes when they refuse to accept the truth because of these reasons. Rather than admit they were wrong, they stubbornly refuse to let go of their mistakes, and end up messing up even further. Continue reading