“There is, in fact, no such thing as neutrality where the gospel is concerned.
If we do not sustain and uphold and support the kingdom of God in all things, we are thereby aiding a cause other than the Lord’s.
Only the valiant are saved. Members of the Church who are not valiant in the testimony of Jesus, not valiant in the cause of Christ, not valiant in defense of his prophets and in preaching his word are not heirs of the celestial kingdom.”
Elder Bruce R. McConkie, “The Caravan Moves On”, General Conference, October 1984
Elder McConkie can be blunt and direct at times. But direct is sometimes what we need.
Having Elder Pullin home for a bit changes the focus, priorities, and overall feeling in the home. He is an amazing example of living how we should be living. Everyday. Every moment of every day. He is and has taken his calling very seriously. I am thankful for that for many reasons. He is helping us.
He is helping us to be valiant. Sometimes we need, at least I need, a push to completely rely on the Savior. It’s easier to do that in these circumstances. We need to take advantage of this time and make our complete focus in Christ a priority.