A quest for holiness is one of the more challenging dimensions of discipleship. Holiness is not something God can give but rather something we must desire and then pursue through conscious effort and unconscious yearning. Because holiness requires an ultimate commitment and a total surrender, few achieve it—or, achieving it, are able to sustain it. Holiness must come from some wellspring within, a virtue that grows in the soul and blossoms unexpectedly, like the night-blooming cereus. This session examines the dimensions of holiness and considers what insights Latter-day Saint theology offers in understanding and achieving it.
Robert A. Rees