You have been here for a few decades and have accomplished noteworthy things with your brain. You have read, studied, discussed, debated and manipulated concepts until
But you cannot stop on this surface plane, no matter how interesting you may think it is. If you haven’t experienced the spiritual-intellectual process, you’re in for a treat – which may be the reason why Mormons with advanced degrees will be more religiously active and faithful than similarly educated men and women in other religions.
The God of this universe expects you and me and all of His children to go beyond the rational and emotional minds and deepen our intellectual efforts. God invites us to work on this profound spiritual-intellectual plane so that someday we may achieve His goal for us – to comprehend all things, past, present and future, just as He does.
It’s fun, it’s exhilarating, it’s challenging and it’s amazingly satisfying. Once you experience it, you’ll never again condescendingly view the spiritual as inferior to your brand of intellectualism.
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Ó Gary C. Lawrence