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November 2, 2020 - My ways are higher than your ways

Some have rejected some element of God’s plan as unreasonable according to cultural norms they could understand or accept. Others who have accepted God’s plan have mistakenly relied on cultural norms to provide reasons God has not revealed. Thus both nonbelievers and believers can reject or attempt to amend divine plans by relying on cultural norms instead of the directions of God. The safest course is not to reject or supplement the divine plan by human reasoning.

President Dallin H. Oaks, "Racism and Other Challenges", BYU Speeches, October 27, 2020

Heavenly Father does not change. He can't. He won't.

As mortals, we are constantly changing. Constantly learning. Constantly progressing (or regressing, as it were). Just because we don't understand the will of God, does not make it wrong. Just because we think we have the entire picture does not mean we actually do.

We cannot and should not make that divine narrative try to fit into the tiny, self-imposed boundaries that we call "the right" way of doing things.

Again, as mortals, we tend to justify our actions or beliefs. It's human nature to want to manipulate God's will to align with what we believe. Or, we try to make what we believe align with God's will. Only God (and Christ) knows His will. We have to ask Him in order to understand part of it as it pertains to us or our stewardship. We can't assume we know what it is.

Choose The Right! The actual right, the actual truth. God's truth. Not what we think that is given the tiny piece of the picture we have.

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