Monday, November 3, 2014

Parable of the Finches

I remember a few General Conferences ago (while I still paid attention) that Boyd K Packer gave a talk, and in his talk he told a story, which may be considered a sort of parable, about Finches and a snake.

I thought it was so cool, because I understood his "parable" to have direct relevance to my life.

There was a time when I totally loved the Mormon/LDS church. After experiencing all kinds of problems with that organization, I don't feel I can operate in it anymore.

I can verify and will never deny the miraculous nature of the LDS church --- I KNOW they have some kind of magic about them ----- they may actually be from God, for all I know, and maybe all that stuff about church history was false accusations ----- but because of my personal issues with the church I find it easier just to accept that the church is the devil.

This morning I was talking to God about my purpose in life, what I'm supposed to be doing.

Turns out I'm on vacation, I'm on holiday.

In my book and on my website I don't think I have publicly discussed one of the big issues that just happens to negate whatever effort I may have ever tried to make to serve God. I don't think I did anything wrong, but there is a big reason why I have nothing to do anymore. And it's kind of sad.

Anyway, the LDS church, whether it be of God or the Devil, really is magical/miraculous, as far as I know or have experienced.

I just find it easier to accept that it's the Devil's church because of the serious problems I've experienced with those people.

But I keep it in mind about just how cool it was to be essentially mentioned in parable format in General Conference. As near as I could tell ---- what Boyd K Packer said had everything to do with me, and I find it to be a pleasant memory.

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