Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From One More Strain of Praise (1999), 9-10:
Praise be to God, because the gospel permits us to see even more clearly "things as they really are, and . . . things as they really will be" (Jacob 4:13). If things are not seen with such gospel clarity, so many mortal lives end up being consumed by such puny purposes. Otherwise, too, without gospel perspectives human capacity can be so under-employed and improperly focused that it is like using the huge telescope on Mt. Palomar merely to study nearby Catalina Island. The grand Restoration is not only a crucial and needed restitution of "plain and precious things" but it is also a refutation of various prevailing and incorrect views of life, including the view that life is merely a meaningless brevity.