Monday, October 10, 2022

Are you a Saint?

 A saint is not someone who is good. 

A saint is someone who has experienced the Goodness of God.


Yesterday I hiked in the early morning hours on a mountain trail I have never hiked before. It was dark when I started, but the full moon helped illuminate my path until the sunrise. It was probably one of the most beautiful days I have ever experienced in the mountains. If you have not gone up into the mountains yet this fall, I would highly recommend driving over Guardsman Pass to see the Fall Colors this week before the leaves fall. 

Latter-day Saints are instructed over and over again to stay on the Covenant Path. I think a better catchphrase slogan would be use the verbs "climb" or "ascend" on the Covenant Path and not use the word, "stay". We teach our dog the command to "Stay". When our dog is obedient to that command, he doesn't move a muscle but "stays" in the same position without making a sound. To Stay means to remain in the same place, in a specified state or position. However, growth and learning requires to move, to climb, to experience new things like sometimes taking a trail that very few are brave enough to ascend in the dark.

Here are a few photos that I took yesterday.