Thick of Thin Things vs Things That Matter Most

I love the phrase “The Things That Matter Most“. Having heard many a sermon over the years on that subject the phrase guides my goal-setting process. It is also part of my personal re-evaluation process for I tend to be an intense person, one who appreciates a regimen and one who occasionally gets caught up in the thick of thin things.

“Performance is what matters, not the size of the stage. The Sea of Galilee, only 13 miles by 7, was nevertheless large enough to provide the disciples with a vital experience involving faith and walking on the water (seeMatt. 14:22–33). The wind was boisterous and frightening! Even so, compare the size of those Galilean swells and the length of that storm with what Nephi and party had to endure on the vast ocean! (see1 Ne. 18:13–21). Yet both episodes provided the needed learning experiences. Of course, I should be careful about comparisons involving excesses of water, realizing Noah is in the historical audience!”

~ Neal A. Maxwell, Content with the Things Alloted unto Us

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