In contrast with self-worship, authentic love of self is grounded in the transcendent love of God and the real understanding of identity His love conveys to us.
People tend to seek information that affirms what they already think. But prophets are called to a very different task. And whether prophetic teaching is subtle or direct, the public reception is often sadly predictable.
Are we among those deriding and deconstructing prophetic teachings, or are we rejoicing and relishing the chance to hear from them?
Although understandably unsettling to many believers today, the idea that prophets can be wrong points toward some of the hidden beauty in the gospel plan.
Arguably more than any other Christian church, the Old Testament weaves its way through the foundations of Latter-day Saint teaching far more than even members of the Church of Jesus Christ might appreciate.