A few millennium ago Christ appeared before the Roman Governor Pilate and spoke these words. “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” (John 18:37).
To this Pilate asked of Christ – “What is truth?” Apparently Pilate did not wait for a response from the Master that day but he instead turned away. Our hope is to present people with the truth and that they will desire it. Many have been kept from the truth in that they have not been able to have it presented to them. You can introduce people to the truth and set them on their journey to know for themselves.
I recently read an article that stated that there is an increasing number of people suffering from some type of anxiety disorder. I think there really are more pressures on people than at any other time in history. We live our lives at an incredibly rapid pace due to technological advances. People are bombarded by enormous amounts of information and pulled in so many directions. We feel a great amount of anxiety over our work, home life, friends and the events of the world. People feel inadequate or uncertain about their roles in life and wonder if they could be doing better.
Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can cause some to feel a great amount of anxiety from time to time. There are expectations to be lived up to that can cause people to feel inadequate. It is a serious commitment to belong to the church and kingdom of God on the earth. Church membership however should be a safe harbor and amidst the storms of life. It should offer us healing and not injury. This is what Christ meant when he stated – “Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.” (Matt 11:28)