The most important thing we can each learn in this life is how to love. We need to learn how to love ourselves, how to love our families, siblings, how to love our spouses, our children, neighbors, coworkers, friends, enemies, strangers and anyone that we come in contact with.
Faith crises and transitions can be scary. Making the decision to walk away from a faith community can be a traumatic and life altering experience.
If we want to build Zion we must move from the Church to the Kingdom.
"And it came to pass that as many as did believe him did go forth to a place which was called Mormon, having received its name from the king, being in the borders of the land having been infested by times, or at seasons, by wild beasts..." (see Alma 9:28-37 RAV, 18:1-7 OPV)
"For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward." -Mark 9:41
“I give unto men (and women) weakness, that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men (and women) that humble themselves before me." -Ether 5:28a RAV, 12:27a OPV
The entire message of the Book of Mormon is that Jesus is the Christ and that we can have a personal relationship with God.
"...the fear of the Lord had come upon them; and they had viewed themselves in their own carnal state, even less than the dust of the earth."
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” -Mark 1:15
"Is the Fellowship of Christ a church? a religious movement? an idea? or is it something else all together? Behold, O man, the will of your God: The Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship is all these and more, for it is the very Kingdom of God." -Doctrines of the Saints 125:2-3
"For ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another; for all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." -Galatians 5:13-14
"God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment." -1 Corinthians 1:9