I look around me and find much bad fruit. It looks good on the outside, but when taken to God, it is bitter. I am learning to eat and grow good fruit and trim away and burn the bad fruit. ( Book of Jacob, chapter 5 in the book of Mormon) What is interesting is that when I ate of bad fruit before I didn't know any better so I was actually ignorant that the fruit was bad. Now I can sense the bitterness. So how do I trim away the bad fruit and throw it in the fire.
I still choose to be close to my family, although they choose agency in a different way from I. It is learning to hold onto the Iron Rod, the word of God and walking the narrow path. Often when I take part in conversations I love to go off and explore the concepts, become them so that I can feel them and then know how to make a decision about them. Now I need to ask, is this good fruit before I go out and explore it.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.