Thursday, October 18, 2012

Purpose of Life

24 And we see that death comes upon mankind, yea, the death which has been spoken of by Amulek, which is the temporal death; nevertheless there was a space granted unto man in which he might repent; therefore this life became a probationary state; a time to prepare to meet God; a time to prepare for that endless state which has been spoken of by us, which is after the resurrection of the dead.

My Thoughts
Obviously we have met God before, since we lived with him before this life.  In this case it likely means not an introduction, but the same as if someone is preparing for a date and they say they are preparing to meet their date.  They have been introduced to their date before.  They already know each other.  They are going to go to a predefined location and find each other.

President Deiter F Ucktdorf - 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency, Of Regrets and Resolutions, General Conference October 2012
We shouldn’t wait to be happy until we reach some future point, only to discover that happiness was already available—all the time! Life is not meant to be appreciated only in retrospect.”

Elder Shayne M Bowen of the Seventy, “Because I Live, Ye Shall Live Also”, General Conference October 2012

"This life is but a transitory step forward on our journey back to our Heavenly Father."

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