Monday, October 4, 2010

President Monson

I love the words of our prophet, Thomas S. Monson, which he spoke at the priesthood session on Saturday night:

"When faced with significant choices, how do we decide? Do we succumb to the
promises of momentary pleasure? To our urges and passions? To the pressure of our peers? Let's not find ourselves as indecisive as is Alice, in Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice in Wonderland. You will remember as she comes to a crossroads, with two paths lie before her, each stretching onward, but in opposite directions. She is confronted by the cheshire cat, of whom Alice asks, 'Which path should I follow?'. The cat answers, 'That depends where you want to go. If you do not know where you want to go, it does not matter which path you take.'

Unlike Alice, we all know where we want to go, and it does matter which way we go, for by choosing our path, we choose our destination. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed. The courage to say no, the courage to say yes. Decisions do determine destiny. I plead with you to make a determination right here, right now, not to deviate from the path which will lead to our goal, eternal life with our father in heaven."