Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Never Satisfied

I believe this was quoted by Elder Oaks.

"We can never get enough of what we don't need, because what we don't need doesn't satisfy".

It's interesting how "stuff" will satisfy for a minute but then it either wears out, breaks, becomes obsolete, is replaced by newer technology, or simply stops being as satisfying as it once was. One lyric by the Christian band Tenth Avenue North refers to "Chasing lovers that won't satisfy".  People so often go chasing after things that in the end only leave one wanting. There is a time and place for those temporal things. But certainly the divine should be in our hearts.

2 Ne. 9: 51 Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy. Hearken diligently unto me, and remember the words which I have spoken; and come unto the Holy One of Israel, and feast upon that which perisheth not, neither can be corrupted, and let your soul delight in fatness.

1 comment:

  1. I still want a pretty kitchen :)
    But thanks for what you said. I liked your "nugget of light"

    I liked what you said about getting too attached. I don't know that Christ had any great possessions.
    He most likely never carried his wallet, debit cards, and cell phone with him on the road to Emmaus.
    I'm sure he never took a suitcase of expensive clothes with him when he fished with his apostles.
    I'm sure he wasn't wearing $200 Nikes when he walked on water.

    He was pure, and clean, and had no possessions that would have emotionally broken him down if he had lost them.
    He honored the scriptures and his Father. As should we.

    Thanks baby. Very thought provoking!
    Lav you :)