Jerry Earl Johnston: Living for now in 'the holy present'

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  • MrsH Altamont, UT
    June 11, 2012 9:42 a.m.

    Liked the article...loved the message.
    This is something I need to work on.

  • Kjirstin Youngberg Mapleton, UT
    June 10, 2012 5:41 p.m.

    Even before the scandalous affairs, I was no Clinton fan, but I, too, heard him speak this past week and was astonished at his personal insights as well as his standard political acumen. I see a change in him many may chock up to wisdom, but his change was also my change, so I wondered if he had also read Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth. It taught me things I've always known and believed. (Yeah, yeah, the reincarnation part I didn't agree with; I still learned a lot.) That book opened my eyes so much more to my understanding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and my own place in the universe. I think the former President may have had such an awakening.

    Thank you, Brother Johnston, for bringing this to our attention. I really think that book should be required reading for every Latter-day Saint...especially those doggoned Texters!

    Btw, our Bishop told us in Sacrament Meeting he understood the need to keep our families close, and sometimes texting-even in meetings-was necessary. I love forward-thinkers. A nice reminder for the judgemental in us all.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    June 10, 2012 8:03 a.m.

    What in insightful column. Thanks, Jerry, for reminding us of "now".

  • kargirl Sacramento, CA
    June 9, 2012 10:05 p.m.

    mightymite, People can be I recall, we are charged with forgiving and told that only the Lord can forgive whom He will forgive. And that whether others are thus forgiven by Him or not is none of our biz....Back to Janet's comment, she is right to mention Clinton's positive attributes, and what he has done in the past, while it may be a fact, is not up to anyone to judge. And we can, indeed, get immersed in yesterday or tomorrow, and forget about the only time we really can control--today--which is the whole point of this piece, nothing more.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    June 9, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Re- Janet - how old are you. Were an adult with the whole Monica scandal. People can be forgiven but don't foget, he has hard a checkered past I would would certainly put in in far of the more sinner category then a saint.

  • Janet Ontario, OR
    June 9, 2012 8:26 a.m.

    "...even Clinton"? Clinton has been no saint, but he's hardly sinner-in-chief. He's a brilliant, insightful person. Must we be so condescending? Otherwise, this was a good article.