Learn more on my Deseret News article: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617592/The-real-12-days-of-Christmas-and-why-April-6-is-a-religiously-significant-date.html
“In our suffering we come to experience the truth and reality that Jesus became like us so that we could become like him. God — who knew all, had all, created all — was willing to take on the destructive flesh of a mortal body to suffer with us, live with us, love us and thereby show us a better way.”
“We work hard, give our very best effort, and yet no one seems to notice, let alone appreciate what we’ve done. That influences us to say, “Well, I won’t express appreciation to others for their work, I won’t acknowledge their accomplishments.” This vicious cycle runs its dizzying circuit until the love and humanity that can exist among people has been suffocated. Why does this happen? Because of the myth of the zero-sum-game of appreciation.”
From the Appreciation and the Myth of the Zero-Sum Game on the Deseret News.
“The Book of Revelation has long been the source of much mystery, speculation, fantastic interpretations, and the source of near suffocating fervor that the world will be destroyed in the next five minutes (I just hope that I can finish this article before that happens!). Though the Book of Revelation can cause confusion due to bizarre images, strange symbols, and unfamiliar sights we can take courage that with some simple interpretive keys the words, symbols, and messages of this text can be meaningful for our lives now.”
Read more at “Revelation 5-6 and 19-22: Views and Perspectives.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. 2015.