QUOTE: “A testimony is to be found in the bearing of it. Somewhere in your quest for spiritual knowledge, there is that ‘leap of faith,’ as the philosophers call it. It is the moment when you have gone to the edge of the light and step into the darkness to discover that the way is lighted ahead for just a footstep or two.” -Joseph B. Wirthlin, in General Conference, October 2000, quoting Boyd K. Packer. [source]
QUOTE: “Another way to seek a testimony seems astonishing when compared with the methods of obtaining other knowledge. We gain or strengthen a testimony by bearing it. Someone even suggested that some testimonies are better gained on the feet bearing them than on the knees praying for them.” -Dallin H. Oaks, in General Conference, April 2008. [source]
COMMENTARY: How many people bearing testimony in the last Testimony Meeting you attended were merely trying to find one they could call their own? If you repeat anything often enough, you’ll begin to believe it’s true. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.