"Were we to look into our own hearts, and seek diligently to do all the good
in our power … what is there to prevent us from being happy?" I love
Brigham Young! I need to remember this great advice!
We do need to change our hearts until they are right before God, because:"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately
wicked..."(Jeremiah 17: 9)So we do need "a
change of heart" many times. When our heart is pure we can safely follow
it.Don't forget the mind too: "I will tell you in your
mind and heart" (Doctrine and Covenants 8:2)"Come now, let
us reason together, saith the Lord..." (Isaiah 1:18)"Truth
is Reason" wrote Eliza R Snow.. Scipture? No, but we put it in our hymn
book(O My Father).Which is best? heart or head? Both are
needed, both often need to change: to have a "change of heart", to
"change our mind", as we regularly say. Both are important until we
cease to be corrupt in our hearts and minds.On the subject of
resolutions generally: so much is said that is discouraging. I have made and
kept many resolutions. Some I didn't keep perfectly but you can "try,
try and try again\: you'll succeed at last. It's all good, very good.
What a wonderful article. Seeking to change our hearts is a terrific goal for
the new year. Thank you so much!