Thank you for posting this article and these resolves of Elder Widtsoe's. I am
the Admin for my Church Ward's Facebook page and have reposted the resoltions
there, with a link to your article and, of course, acknowledgement of the
source. It is a wonderful article, and it is true that these
"resolves" are as tenable and current now as when Elder Widtsoe wrote
them. I am printing a copy to keep with my Scripture notes, so that I can
resolve each day, as well, to live them.
Thank you for publishing some of the life of this worthy apostle. He certainly
fulfilled his calling as an aposatle of the Lord. What a wonderful plan for us
to follow, even in a minute way. This gives me some ideas for new year's
Thanks for supplying me with some good Home Evening material for tonight. Great
Great article. I shall resolve to follow its principles.
His resolutions are definitely worth writing down and posting in a place where I
can see them every day. One of his resolutions about never forcing his opinion
but arguing about his point of view, is something that is difficult to do today.
There is a lot of negative sentiment towards the Church. If people are
interested in what you have to say then you can expound on your beliefs.
Otherwise, just excuse yourself and say, "Your entitled to your own
opinion, even though I don't agree with you." I also don't believe that we
should keep the commandments because we "fear God." I would prefer to
think that I obey his commandments because I love God, and want to be with him
This article prompted me to go through some of my old books and I came across a
book titled 'In a Sunlit Land, The Autobiography of John A. Widtsoe'. Looks to
be a book I'll be reading this year.