I love food… perhaps way too much. There is something about taste that is so powerful. For example we have the power to associate tastes, as well as other senses to the places in which we have eaten something. Whenever I eat passion fruit, I am reminded of Brazil which brings various wonderful memories to my mind. We can also easily recognize when something has a taste that we like.
Taste is thus a wonderful analogy for recognizing truth, which is illustrated when Joseph Smith said “This is good doctrine. It tastes good. I can taste the principles of eternal life, and so can you. . . . [W]hen I tell you of these things which were given me by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, you are bound to receive them as sweet, and rejoice more and more.
Have you ever smelt a bottle of milk and recognized that it was not right for you, even though it was perfectly fine a few days earlier. This can be true for ideas in the church as well. I used to for example be obsessed with the idea of certainty, and now this idea of knowing everything does not only feel unrealistic, but also undesirable to me. It no longer tastes good. However even though my tastes may have changed a little I still recognize that there is so much that tastes amazing in this church, This is the reason for this podcast, to highlight the incredible flavors that are available to us as we seek to continue to learn and grow and become better people.