Thursday, March 26, 2009
Flakes of Fire
Everyone in my family and most of my friends know that I enjoy the challenge of trying to make sense of “weird scriptures”- meaning the seemingly strange, bewildering, or extremely boring. This is because I have learned that something good is always hidden there if I can just decode it.
Well, it looks like I am in good company. A big thanks to my son John who just sent me this quote from Elder Neal A. Maxwell:
"To be seen only by those who have eyes to see, ...flakes of fire are embedded in the holy scriptures. There, these transcending truths may appear in the midst of routine lineage history. They may be found within chronologies, genealogies, and duties, or may follow upon now dated economic data.
When encountered, their sudden richness is so breathtaking and light-intensive that, like radioactive materials, they must be handled with great care. They both light up the mind and infuse joy into the soul. (Alma 19:6.)"
YES. That is exactly how it feels.