by Earl R. Curry
Some of the possible ways are these:
a. A committee of your most spiritual men, men who are deeply aware of your
greater need, can, either by personal association, or conference,
select a topic, or group of topics where enlightenment and advanced
understanding are needed.
This selection can, and ought to be, added to as time goes on.
In this, however, you need to warned--
Continual going over information,
programs worked out in your own counsel,
the discussion or development of ceaseless rounds of activities of not very
will not do what is needed,
unless at times these matters are reviewed in order to make sure they
are in harmony with the mind of the Lord.
You need so much to go on into those deeper concerns which will lift you above the
place where you now are.
These topics can be such as are suggested in D.&C. 85:21.
They can also be an inquiry,
such as into the deeper meaning of the spiritual gifts--
what are they,
how may they be developed and used,
how may they be consecrated to higher ends than those which
have characterized so much of their use in the past,
and the like.
You need to know so much more than you do about
the high communion you could have
or those who tarry,
or resurrected beings who are special messengers of the Great Father,
bringing very special and Holy gifts from the Eternal One.
then, can arise out of your study and acquaintance with the scriptures.
They can arise out of your experiences and needs, and,
grandest of all blessings,
the Eternal Father can show them unto you.
Now having begun to more earnestly do these things, you may--
b. Call conferences dedicated to this deeply spiritual kind of research, or
c. You may announce these topics to all and sundry,
asking for spiritual dedication in an intellectual inquiry into truth, or
d. You may make special contact with, and assignments to, those
who have already developed along these lines and
who, under God, can be forerunners of a process and procedure that can yield
so much, or
e. You may gather the best efforts of all into a central source of
f. As you come together,
you are invited by your Heavenly Father
to seek Him for enlightenment in that which is
deep and difficult for you to comprehend.
Has He not said thru one of His apostles of centuries past,
"If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God"?
"If he ask, nothing wavering, that he shall be answered"? or
g. The problems you face in the much more complete development of Zion
could well become topics for
your finest consideration, and efforts,
and for the All Wise One's special blessing.
Many other ways will open up as you shall move forward.
You have marvelous opportunities for divine guidance before you.
You have the wonderful opportunity for combining of gifts of prophetic insight
with spiritual scholarship.
Out of farsighted effort on your part shall come
such power as arises from sure knowledge,
such power as comes from problems understood,
together with a technique of solution and procedure;
out of your efforts shall come increased mental powers.
Out of your association with many keen minds blessed of the Lord,
will come great stimulation and wisdom.
Out of it will come treasures of hidden knowledge that you may use,
and in a knowledge and wisdom pleasing to God shall you become strong.