The Truth of the Matter
I was at the home of a friend of mine recently, and we were eating dinner. I asked if she could pass the salt, and when she did what finally reached my hands bore no resemblance to the salt I knew and loved. It was grainier and had brown bits floating around in it. I looked at it and very politely declined. My friend said, "Hey, you've got to try it. It's Real Salt." I looked at her a little funny, but I trepidaciously added about a half a shake of the stuff to a remote corner of my food. I took a very careful bite, chewed, thought for a minute, and then looked up at my friend. She was looking back at me, waiting.
"Wow!" I said, as I reached for the salt shaker, "That is really amazing stuff. I don't even know how to describe what makes it so good!"
"I know," she said, "it tastes like something you've been needing."
I looked at her as if she had said the most wise thing I ever heard. "Yeah, it does. It tastes like something you've been needing..."
I've carried that sentance around with me ever since. It finally reaches out and describes in the best way I've ever heard about how truth feels.
The Scriptures are wonderful things. Even when you don't really feel like reading or studying them, a great thing happens when you do. Your spirit calms, your heart expands, and you can really begin to understand the things that God is teaching you through them. When you're done, it's like you've quenched a thirst you never knew you had. It tastes like something you've been needing.
And for me, all truth has done this. When I prayed about and discovered where the Priesthood was, I felt this. When I 've searched for the answer to my prayers, and tried the path that I knew was right, it tasted like something I had been needing.
And I find in this the solution to my worry over what is right and wrong to do in my current situation. I am sure, that when it comes time for me to get married I will feel this, too, and I already do to a point.
And speaking of points this is it for today. The truth, the Truth, tastes like something you've been needing, and you can trust that.