The Right Path
April 2015

“The Right Path,” Liahona, April 2015, 75

The Right Path

From “Let’s Not Take the Wrong Way,” Liahona, May 2014, 39–41.

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

the right path

Illustration by Greg Newbold

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

We started enthusiastically, but soon the others wanted to rest. I wanted to get there sooner, so I went on 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 harder 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. The path I had taken didn’t lead to the arch.

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

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