Yearning for home

LDS.org is featuring an inspiring video message from Elder Ucbtdorf, likening the great migrations of earths species to the human yearning for heaven.

My husband came in towards the end, as I was wiping tears from my eyes. Now, my husband is a lovely and faithful individual who likes to see the world through the eyes of those who might disagree. In this case, he commented that this message would bother him if he were an atheist. His hypothetical atheist would comment that the migrations of great species must be based on a genetic code that has been selected because of some survival factor. Thus a yearning for heaven could be seen as simply a random bit of genetic code.

To this, I responded, “What <synonym for narcissistic pedant> would assume that their modern conjecture invalidates the value of such a yearning for the good of humanity? If this yearning is common to so many, why trivialize it?”

To this the husband nodded and said, “Good point.”

I am also pleased to see that it is becoming easier to share and embed Church videos. As a blogger, I have not liked that it has been hard to do this in the past. So aside from giving you a slice of morning banter at the Stout home, I wanted to celebrate the new way Church videos are being made more shareable.

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About Meg Stout

Meg Stout has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter-day Saints) for decades. She lives in the DC area with her husband, Bryan, and several daughters. She is an engineer by vocation and a writer by avocation. Meg is the author of Reluctant Polygamist, laying out the possibility that Joseph taught the acceptability of plural marriage but may have privately defied the commandment for love of his wife, Emma.