A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on certainty, departure, duty, effort, god, history, joy, mind, past, perspective, reality, richness, soul, understanding, and universe

These transcending truths restructure our understanding of ourselves and of the universe and bring within our view resplendent reality. To be seen only by those who have eyes to see, these flakes of fire are embedded in the holy scriptures. There these transcending truths may appear in the midst of the routine lineage history . . . chronologies, genealogies, and duties. . . . When encountered, their sudden richness is so breathtaking and light-intensive that, like radioactive materials, they must be handled with great care. They both light up the mind and infuse joy into the soul. . . . encountering certain verses is like walking in the woods and coming suddenly upon what C. S. Lewis called a patch of "god light" - an illuminated place in the woods of our experiences. Then there is a special surge of gospel gladness. The weariness of mind quickly departs. Such sudden light can even restructure our understanding of reality and put our past, puny efforts in perspective. One wonders, for instance, if [this is] what Moses called things he "never had supposed." (Moses 1:10.)

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Meek and Lowly, p.46 - p.47, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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