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A Mormon faith beyond the performance checklist

A Mormon faith beyond the performance checklist

(RNS) — Judging from the mail I receive, most of my readers are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but many feel there’s something missing. For those who are longing for a deeper experience of faith, I have a book to recommend: “At-One-Ment,” by Thomas McConkie, a meditation teacher who founded the Lower Lights School of Wisdom, which I featured in this column a few years ago. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. —JKR The book stresses the idea that ‘the kingdom’ is happening right now. If we’re looking ahead constantly to some future reward for the performance of our faith, we’re going to miss important spiritual growth. To be precise, I think the kingdom is both. I think it’s now and I think we’re growing into a fullness and becoming more of a Zion people. My observation in the Mormon community is that we get the latter part fine. But the “now” part of claiming our divinity and our wholeness escapes us in our culture and in …