"Fourth, forget not the why of the gospel."
It is easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of the gospel--attending meetings, preparing for teaching callings, attending service projects. I am sometimes too easily distracted from those things of eternal importance to focus on those more seemingly more urgent but far less important things.
"Let us not walk the path of dicipleship with our eyes on the ground, thinking only of the tasks and obligations before us. Let us not walk unaware of the beauty of the glorious earthly and spiritual landscapes that surround us. ... seek out the magesty, the beauty, and the exhilarating joy of the 'why' of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
The why of the gospel is, of course, Jesus Christ. The why of the gospel is to worship Him and to try to become more like Him. These are the "whys." Whatever else we do in the church are only vehicles to bring us to that point.
So, for today, I am grateful for those times when I, when all of us, remember the why of the gospel.