Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Can you see what I see?

I don't think anyone else does, but it is fun to think about and talk about what other people see. Some people can only see the good in others. Some people can only see the bad. Some people can see both the good and the bad, but have no way of evaluating what they see and either catagorize it as all good or all bad. Some people can see the good and the bad and while giving proper weight to the bad can look beyond it and see the potential for good. Some people will think you are wrong no matter what.
Perspective is an interesting principle. With perspective I can ultimately skew something until it reaches a point where only advanced methods of descriptive geometry can be used to discover its original shape and dimension. With perspective I can see what others cannot or even sometimes refuse to see. But how do we know that our "perspective" is not the skewed one. 
The temple is a great answer.
When we go to the temple we receive the Lord's perspective and thus obtain a meet measuring stick to judge if our perspective has been off. Likewise we can re-evaluate when we pray, read the scriptures, go to church, teach, bear our testimony, or do any other good thing that invites the Spirit into our lives. He it is who can teach us all things and bring all things to our remembrance and show unto us the mysteries of God. 
We tend to ask others, "Can you see what I see?"
We need to listen until we can hear God ask, "Can you see what I see?"
Because unlike our feeble attempts with fingers, squinted eyes, or even laser pointers. If our answer to God is no and we truly desire to see what He sees then He will open the eyes of our understanding until we do see what He sees.
Elder Bednar is truly a master teacher.

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