You may remember that I shared that it is important to recognize that God’s ultimate purpose is our progress. His desire is that we continue “from grace to grace, until we receive a fulness” of all He can give.
That requires more than simply being nice or feeling spiritual. It requires faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism of water and of the Spirit, and enduring in faith to the end. Few if any can do that alone, and if they can, they need to be helping the rest of us.
So one of the Lord’s central purposes in having a church is to create a community of Saints that will sustain one another in the “strait and narrow path which leads to eternal life.”
As you participate in your ward or branch this week, I hope you will remember why you are a part of this Church. You are here to become more like our Savior and to help bring others closer to Him.