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March 14, 2020 – Live like there’s no tomorrow

“Snares and pitfalls can come to all of us, whether in our youth, middle age, or old age. As someone once observed, “In youth we run into difficulties; in old age difficulties run into us.” The increased permissiveness of our society will require us to hold very tightly to the iron rod of righteousness in order to receive the blessings and protection of the Lord. There is great danger in trifling with Satan’s temptations. We will need to guard against all forms of evil all of the days of our lives.”

  1. Elder James E. Faust, “Message to My Grandsons”, General Conference, April 2007

Today is a time of reflection, a time of pondering the future, a time a prioritizing important things. Who knows, but the Lord, what is in store for us. All we can do is control what we can control.

We have the agency to choose what we will do, what we will say, and how we will act.

The time is now. I feel we are being warned to make sure we have oil in our lamps. Granted, we’ve always been warned of doing that, but there is greater urgency now, today. The Second Coming is closer than we realize, or than we want. The Bridegroom cometh.

I know society is making more out of what’s going on today than is necessary. I believe that is the point of caution here. How people react and what people do is more of an extreme than the actual event that caused them to react in the first place. Their reaction will cause more harm than the event itself. That is what we need to be ready for. All of these years of society being so afraid of seeming insensitive to the feelings of others has caused us to freak out when something minor comes along.

And because of that, others have to do what they must to protect themselves and their families. It’s a weird cycle. We are in it now.

I don’t know what the future holds. I do know we need to be holding tighter to the scriptures and the Book of Mormon especially. We need to be more sincere in our prayers. Keep paying our tithing, keep the sabbath, be friendly with those around us. In other words, be like Jesus Christ. Tomorrow may not come but we have right now. And right now will define us and determine our eternities.

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