The cure for gospel guilt

by | Aug. 23, 2010

What We Believe

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." — Romans 8:38-39

She was faithful, but overwhelmed. So she wrote a letter to her stake president. He, in turn, read it to his counselors:

"Dear President, I want to do everything the Lord expects of me. I want to do everything the church expects of me. I decided to make a list of the things that I've been asked to do in church in the last six months. Enclosed is a copy of that list …"

One of the counselors in that Tallahassee, Fla., stake was Robert L. Millet, who is now a popular author and professor of ancient scripture at BYU. Millet told a class at BYU's Campus Education Week that the woman's list was "very forbidding" and went on for a number of pages.

At the end of the list, the woman wrote: "I have only one question. HOW?!!!!"

Instead of signing the letter "Sincerely," she signed it "Dejectedly."

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