Friday, August 16, 2013

A Live Dog is Better than a Dead Lion

Today I read Ecclesiastes 9 and I was struck by the phrase a live dog is better than a dead lion.  It reminded me a lot of the idea that this life is the time to prepare to meet God which Amulek taught in the Book of Mormon.  When we are alive in this life, we have the opportunity to change and choose who we want to be, who we want to become.  When we are dead, it is much harder to change.  I am not sure why, but for some reason not having a body makes it that much harder to change our habits.  We are still able to change, that is my understanding of the scriptures and what has been taught, but it has always been explained to me that it is almost impossible to do without our body.  And we don't get our body back until after the judgment.  That means that this is our chance to become who we want to be in the next life.  If we work with God and ask for His help, we can make the changes we want to and can become a better person.  We make our choice each and every day by the way we choose to our lives and the way we spend our time.  Each of us have the same opportunities to choose and one day we will explain our actions to Him who created us.  Until tomorrow.

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