I read a few summeries of the talks (been decades since I have paid even the slightest attention to the Mormon general conferences)
With my reading of Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle, I do realize that my having been LDS was the more exterior mansion. And I am very grateful.
But it didn’t have the ability to help guide me into the more interior mansions. With the reading of them, it struck me clearly as to why I was experiencing such spiritual hunger pains.
A common adage in Mormonism is “milk before meat”. But I never got any spiritual “meat” as a Mormon. Just “milk”
It couldnt draw me in to the base of the Cross. I was left spiritually malnourished.
In time, Our Lord drew me back, and in, to His presence. Showed me what I had been missing. Fed me with such a spiritual banquet that sometimes I get so “stuffed” that I am overwhelmed.
Im grateful for my LDS past for what it did for me. Gave me a love of scripture, a love of prayer, protection against becoming an alcoholic.
And I am even more grateful, and even humbled, by the Lord telling me that there was more, so much more to feast on. That there was a remedy for the spiritual hunger pains I was experiencing, and that I never need experience them again.
So humbled to be part of the Mystical Body of Christ. :gopray: