The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - F. Enzio Busche

"What joy it is to be allowed to take upon oneself the yoke of Jesus Christ in His church and thereby escape the trouble and anxiety of this world. The greatest commandment, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself' (Leviticus 19:18), is attainable through communion with the Spirit of God and mutual participation in service to one another. Because of His mercy, we are daily facing new tasks and are permitted to be called to special service in His church. I am convinced that whoever will draw near unto the Lord Jesus Christ in all his decisions in faith and prayer will have his life filled with more light and joy." -- F. Enzio Busche, "We Know Through Faith," "Faith," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1983], p. 109

"In our mortal existence there is no place for an uncertain, indifferent awareness of our responsibility and obligation to decide whom we should follow. Either we must attain a knowledge of our Creator and God, who loves us, who wants to bring peace, dignity, light, and happiness into our lives, or by and by we will forget our divine origin and remain in the foggy mists of the deceiver-the adversary, who cannot stand the fact that we, as living souls, did not accept his plan in our premortal lives." - F. Enzio Busche, "Do We All Believe in the Same God?" Ensign, May 1980, p. 27

"All learning leads to nothing unless it is centered on finding the roots of truth, which cannot be received without first becoming honest. In such striving, we suddenly know how to pray. Paul says, 'For we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us' (Rom. 8:26).

"Enlightened by the Spirit of truth, we will then be able to pray for the increased ability to endure truth and not to be made angry by it (see 2 Ne. 28:28). In the depth of such a prayer, we may finally be led to that lonesome place where we suddenly see ourselves naked in all soberness. Gone are all the little lies of self-defense. We see ourselves in our vanities and false hopes for carnal security. We are shocked to see our many deficiencies, our lack of gratitude for the smallest things. We are now at that sacred place that seemingly only a few have courage to enter, because this is that horrible place of unquenchable pain in fire and burning. This is that place where true repentance is born. This is that place where the conversion and the rebirth of the soul are happening. This is the place where the prophets were before they were called to serve. This is the place where converts find themselves before they can have the desire to be baptized for the remission of their sins. This is the place where sanctifications and rededications and renewal of covenants are happening. This is the place where suddenly the atonement of Christ is understood and embraced. This is the place where suddenly, when commitments have solemnly been established, the soul begins to 'sing the song of redeeming love' and indestructible faith in Christ is born (Alma 5:26). This is the place where we suddenly see the heavens open as we feel the full impact of the love of our Heavenly Father, which fills us with indescribable joy. With this fulfillment of love in our hearts, we will never be happy anymore just by being ourselves or living our own lives. We will not be satisfied until we have surrendered our lives into the arms of the loving Christ, and until He has become the doer of all our deeds and He has become the speaker of all our words." - F. Enzio Busche, "Truth is the Issue," Ensign, Nov. 1993, 25-26

"This love that Christ is teaching us is not the same as the world’s love. It does not mean just to love the one who is nice, who behaves well and is respected, powerful, and influential. Our Heavenly Father, through his prophets in these latter days, calls us to develop the love of God as a power from above that cannot be threatened through outward circumstances. This love of God, according to the prophet Nephi of the Book of Mormon, has to be achieved and is “the most desirable above all things.” (1 Ne. 11:22.)" - F. Enzio Busche, "Love is the Power that Will Cure the Family," Ensign (CR) April 1982

"The gospel in its fulness is being preached throughout the world by the Lord’s anointed servants, that everyone may come to an awareness of his state. In order to be close to the words of the Lord’s anointed, it is necessary to read and study the scriptures with commitment and dedication. What we have seen or felt, or what we have learned from the lessons others have learned after much tribulation can make it possible for us to avoid going through the same suffering ourselves." - F. Enzio Busche, "University for Life," Ensign (CR) April 1989

The issue is truth, my dear brothers and sisters, and the only way to find truth is through uncompromising self-education toward self-honesty to see the original “real me,” the child of God, in its innocence and potential in contrast to the influence from the other part of me, “the flesh,” with its selfish desires and foolishness. Only in that state of pure honesty are we able to see truth in its complete dimension. Honesty may not be everything, but everything is nothing without honesty. In its final state, honesty is a gift of the Spirit through which the true disciples of Christ feel the force to bear testimony of the truth in such a powerful way that it penetrates the very core of our existence. - F. Enzio Busche, "Truth Is the Issue," Ensign (CR) November 1993

When we really follow Christ in his true restored church, it will be manifested in our lives. The fruit will follow. The Holy Ghost will lead us to make uncomfortable decisions, to develop true love and faith by learning to sacrifice and to discipline ourselves. Our abilities will grow and will bring satisfaction and joy and happiness. Through the instrument of an ongoing communication with our Heavenly Father—a constant prayer in our hearts for direction in the many little decisions in our lives—we feel the softness of the yoke of Christ… -
F. Enzio Busche, "Do We All Believe in the Same God?" Ensign (CR), May 1980, p. 27

Some years ago it was fashionable in certain circles to use the phrase, “You can never go home again.” That is just simply not true. It is possible to return. It is possible for those who have ceased to pray, to pray again. It is possible for those who are lost to find their way through the dark and come home. – F. Enzio Busche, “Come Back to the Lord,” Ensign (CR) November 1986

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