Sunday, April 13, 2008

Analogy of the Cookie

Today Josh and I got to sit together in church for the first time in the last month! We have either been out of town in separate places or have had sick kids and haven't been able to go together. Granted the kids were with us too (which makes for a busy sacrament meeting) but it was nice to be back in the family going to church together groove again. I've missed it.

Someone in church today gave an analogy about a cookie as part of their talk on the blessings of prophets. She had us, and all the kids, imagine our most favorite cookie, be it an oreo, or chocolate chip cookie, or grandma's sugar cookies, and then imagine that we were allowed to take only one little bite of that great big imaginary cookie. Would you feel satisfied with just one little bite? Of course not! I probably wouldn't even be satisfied with just one cookie let alone just one little bite! She then likened this to other churches who have good, true teachings of Christ, that are sweet to the taste, but many times are not satisfying and leave you with questions wanting answers. This is in contrast to the restored gospel found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormons) which gives you the opprotunity to eat the entire cookie, to have the answers to satisfy your questions and desires. We have a latterday prophet and modern day revelation that guides the church today. We know what we need to do in order to be happy in this life and gain happiness eternally in the next. For this I am very grateful!

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