I don’t consider myself to be a profoundly spiritual person but rather a curious one. Over the past year, I’ve been working my way through The Bible in order to gain a more complete spiritual backdrop for myself. When I am finished reading The Bible, I will work my way through The Book of Mormon, a gift given to me by a very nice woman I met over break, and then possibly move on to the Quran and even the Torah.

To me, the order in which I read these works is irrelevant because each one will have something valuable for me to gain. I don’t think my spirituality is meant to be confined to inspiration and guidance from just one of these important books. I will analyze all of them and pick and choose what will benefit my life and character.

As the basis of human action, spirituality provides a firm set of beliefs and a moral standing. I will benefit from the lessons I have sought and the growth I have experienced as a result.

The alternative is not to have a basis for behavior or a standard for how I will live. Under those circumstances I will flounder. I will remain alive, but my lack of knowledge and understanding will lead to a life of just “going with the flow.”

I will dare to be different in order to improve the quality of my life. My plan. Learn. Grow. Live.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven.” —Matthew, 5:16

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