Personal Online Journal

Thursday, December 26, 2013


“It’s important that we understand that questioning the things we do, believe, or accept is normal and part of the process that leads from youth to maturity, as well as from maturity to wisdom.” —(Michael R. Ash, "Questioning Is Part of Gaining Maturity and Wisdom", Church News, By R. Scott Lloyd, 14 Aug 2013)

I also like this quote from the article
“Critics may unconsciously or consciously take advantage of the natural inclination that most people, most of the time, will rely on the quick and easy answers,” he said. “The problem is that, more often than not, the issues are not simple. They are frequently complex, especially when we have to compare or understand the issues in context of time, circumstance, or culture. A lot more ink is required to respond to an accusation than to make an accusation.”

Questions make life meaningful. I heard someone say that to make scripture study meaningful. Come to it with a question or two. Questions are what started the LDS church.

It will be important to my growth to have some questions in mind as I continue my growth.

1 comment:

Papa D said...

I've long remarked on the irony of people who belong to a church that started with sincere questions - and that asks non-members to ask God questions as the foundation of conversion and access to personal revelation - turning around and saying there is no need to question or that questioning equals doubting equals the beginning of apostasy. It never has made sense to me, and it never will.

Needless to say, I really like this post and the quotes in it.