Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Savior's Equity




It's always crazy to me how the secular and spiritual have a habit of popping up in the opposite court...all the time. Since college life isn't my first language, maybe it's God's way of keeping me connecting dots. haha 

Being in the business school here at BYU is a good time...and by good time I mean a class load of lectures meant to "change the way we see the world" (direct quote from the renowned econ professor Kearl)....meaning homework, equations, principles. problems, and vocab that leaves me feeling like "WUT." 

We don't need to talk about how finance and accounting classes went for me (yea WOW haha), however I am impressed that after two (plus) years of being away on a mission and working, I still remember the basics.

Those terms still flash through my mind occasionally and I don't think it's possible for me to ever forget the depreciation calculations....surprisingly:) Reading through the scriptures, then, and reading, "the Son of God shall come in his glory; and his glory shall be the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, equity, and truth...", you can only imagine what word jumped out at me. 

Equity.

Defined: the difference between the value of the assets/interest and the cost of the liabilities of something owned.



I am the "something owned." I'm His--with eternal worth and value to Him--and with that relationship established, I also know that I come with "liabilities," if you will. I'm imperfect, I make mistakes, and I mess up...a lot. 

But somehow, someway, He makes up the difference. He's had to pay for my sins and in doing so,

He fills in the gap. 

His atonement is what will enable us to reach our full value--becoming perfect like He is perfect. Unlike secular equity, that gap doesn't diminish over time--with liabilities exceeding value--if we are faithful. Every time we tap into the atonement and seek His forgiveness, He extends it, allowing us to achieve the level of our eternal worth.

Mindblown

And there it is...the secular adding a WHOLE new meaning to the spiritual. Go figure;)

(And I think Alma would be satisfied in knowing how that small detailed turned out to have significant meaning for us now. The Book of Mormon was written for our time.....true story:)