Dear 100 Hour Board,
What did you learn from today's forum?
-that one TA
Dear TA can I please have an A even though I keep turning these assignments in late please,
I was actually at this one! Hooray for being back in Provo.
Like Anathema, I learned a lot about our relationships with people, especially those who've gone before us. The forum was particularly timely considering I'd had some really cool family history adventures in Poland with my parents. I'm not always very good about genealogy but I think I'm getting better at doing more than just indexing when my ward has a competition.
Also, I really dig this John Wesley quote that the speaker quoted,
"Directly opposite to this is the gospel of Christ. Solitary religion is not to be found there. ‘Holy solitaries’ is a phrase no more consistent with the gospel than holy adulterers. The gospel of Christ knows of no religion but social; no holiness but social holiness."
I know it's common in many religions to preach a kind of holiness in the absence of relationships, but I love that the gospel of Christ emphasizes the connection between us and other people. I love that the gospel is not about doing it alone. That was something that I really appreciated from the forum.
Keep it real,
Well, I did learn something of dead cats.
Really, I learned that connections to other people are important, including the connections to people we'll never meet. Sometimes actions need to be taken, even if those actions aren't remembered, or seem to have no lasting effect.
Even voices calling out into an apparent void have worth.