“The music of the gospel is the joyful spiritual feeling that comes from the Holy Ghost. It brings a change of heart.”
I had never equated music with the gospel before, but this was a wonderful talk during LDS General Conference the first weekend of April.
The dance steps of the gospel are the things we do; the music of the gospel is the joyful spiritual feeling that comes from the Holy Ghost. It brings a change of heart and is the source of all righteous desires. The dance steps require discipline, but the joy of the dance will be experienced only when we come to hear the music.
He gives some instruction on how to teach our children to “hear the music”:
The challenge for all of us who seek to teach the gospel is to expand the curriculum beyond just the dance steps. Our children’s happiness depends on their ability to hear and love the beautiful music of the gospel.
And then he told how to do that.
And then he gives this warning:
Even when performed well, the music will not solve all of our problems. There will still be crescendos and decrescendos in our lives, staccatos and legatos. Such is the nature of life on planet earth.
It was a great talk that I enjoyed listening to during conference and also reading it just now again. Go read it yourself, it sure is worth your time!
Have a Wonderful day!!