WE live in a world of information overload, dominated by ever-increasing distractions that make it more and more difficult to sort through the commotion of this life and focus on things of eternal worth.

Unless we take the time to reflect, we may not realise the impact of this fast-paced environment on our daily lives and the choices we make.

We may find our lives consumed with bursts of information. Although interesting and entertaining, most of these have little to do with our eternal progress, and yet they shape the way we view our mortal experience.

The Saviour cautioned us to “take heed . . . lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with . . . cares of this life”.

We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith and strengthen our families.

The best things in this life are centred on Jesus Christ and understanding who we are in our relationship with Him.

We should not overlook the fundamental truth of who we are and why we are here.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Understanding our divine origins is essential to our eternal progress and can free us from the distractions of this life.

As we step back and assess our lives is the time to consider what changes we need to make.

Prior to Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, as He was labouring to help those around Him understand His divine role, He reminded them “in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”.

Cedric Knipe

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Altrincham Interfaith Group