January 28, 2013


"Understanding is described in the scriptures in relation to the heart" (Bednar, 2011).   I think it is good to check my pulse.  My understanding pulse.  Often.  Do I seek to understand?  Like really understand.  The deep way.  The honest way.  The with both feet in and all my heart way.   King Benjamin knew understanding is a matter of the heart.  "I have not commanded you to come up hither to trifle with the words which I shall speak, but that you should hearken unto me, and open your ears that ye may hear, and your hearts that ye may understand" (Mosiah 2:9).  Elder Bednar knows understanding is a matter of the heart too.  Understanding is when my heart shifts.  When I see things differently.  When I feel things differently.  This kind of change even helps me think differently.  Knowing is good.  Understanding is better.  A mighty change of heart happens when I understand, not with my head, but with my heart.   
"Ye have not applied your hearts to understanding; therefore, ye have not been wise" (Mosiah 12:27)

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