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.