The Right Path
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“The Right Path,” Friend, Sep. 2014, 47

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The Right Path

Adapted from “Let’s Not Take the Wrong Way,” Ensign, May 2014, 39–41.

Don’t lose sight of your pathway to eternal life.

“Hear the words of that God who made you” (D&C 43:23).

Many years ago my family and a friend and I decided to visit Arches National Park in Utah, USA. One of the most beautiful and famous arches in the park is Delicate Arch, so we decided to climb the mountain to reach the arch.

We started the hike enthusiastically, but soon the others wanted to rest. I wanted to get there sooner, so I decided to go alone. Without paying attention to the path I should take, I began following a man who seemed to know where he was going.

The path became more and more difficult to climb. I was sure my family could not have made it. Suddenly I saw Delicate Arch, but to my surprise, I couldn’t reach it because the path I had taken didn’t lead to the arch.

I was frustrated and decided to go back. I waited impatiently until I met my group again. I asked if they reached Delicate Arch. They told me they had followed the signs showing the right way and, with care and effort, had reached the destination. Unfortunately, I had taken the wrong way. What a lesson I learned that day!

Don’t lose sight of your pathway to eternal life with your Heavenly Father. Follow the gospel principles and commandments you learn here on earth, and you will be on the right path to live with Him forever.

Friend Magazine, 2014/09 Sep

Illustration by Greg Newbold