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June 7, 2021 - The Doctor Is In

Immersion in the scriptures is essential for spiritual nourishment. The word of God inspires commitment and acts as a healing balm for hurt feelings, anger, or disillusionment. When our commitment is diminished for any reason, part of the solution is repentance. Commitment and repentance are closely intertwined.

Elder Quentin L. Cook, "Can Ye, Feel So Now?", General Conference, October 2012

When I am physically ill... if I have a cold or flu, or if I have a sore throat, my first thought is to go see a doctor to get well. If I break a leg, or have a kidney stone, my first thought, in this case, my only thought, is to see a doctor and get some relief and get fixed. If I am broken physically, generally there is a doctor to repair me.

Alternatively, if I am broken spiritually, my first thought is not to go the Physician to get fixed. I don't know why. My first thought is to try to fix myself. There is something that I did, or am doing, and I need to change, to repent. Why do I think I need to fix myself?

I need to find the Physician instead. I SHOULD find the Physician. I need treatment. I need a healing balm. There is a healing balm. Christ is the healing balm. Christ can fix me. The word of God can fix me.

I have to change my mentality. It's as simple and as complex as that. When I'm sick physically, I go to the doctor. When I'm sick spiritually, I must go to the Physician.

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