Friday, January 2, 2015

Not My Will, But Thine

A wise man and an astute observer of human nature once noted that "There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.'" (C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce)  

As one who, however imperfectly, desires to belong to the first group of people, I have gained considerable inspiration from Neal A. Maxwell's enlightening and soul-stretching book "Not My Will, But Thine" : The Christlike Path of Submission to God's Will.  True disciples of Jesus Christ and earnest seekers of the Kingdom of God will enjoy how masterfully and eloquently Elder Maxwell unfolds simple and profound Gospel truths to the hearts and minds of those with eyes to see and ears to hear:

"In his superbly creative style the author explores this important principle of willing, loving submission to our Heavenly Father.  He clearly shows this to be not a sacrifice of will but an elevation to a higher purpose and privilege.  As such, it offers a life of faith, peace, and joy in the Lord."



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