This blog takes its content straight from the thoughts, feelings, and impressions of a Latter-Day Saint as he serves as a missionary in Tennessee and Kentucky. Read on!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Know and Feel
I was talking with an awesome guy the other day who has a very strong faith in Christ and who has spent much of his life in the word and in church. Quite honestly, he is one of the most spiritual men I have ever met. He highlighted a truth in a very succinct way that is sometimes better felt than heard:
Teaching is for the head, preaching is for the heart.
Learning the gospel gives us a knowledge that gives us freedom and power.
Being taught that knowledge is a valuable thing that adds to us... perhaps best likend to a spiritual well from which we can draw upon. Being preached the gospel does the same, though it feels more to draw something out of us... perhaps best likened to that spiritual well being drawn upon.
Truely, both experiences are a part of our learning the gospel.
EDIT: December 29th, 2011
Mr. Turner passed away over night at the age of 76. He was a good man, deeply spiritual and a steady rock to all around him. He was able to be what others around him needed him to be, because he was firmly anchored in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and he himself was built upon a sure foundation. He will be missed, but he is where the Lord would have him be, when the Lord would have him be there.