photo of my daughters balloon ride.
(A Christmas gift from Grandma and Grandpa.)
We consider that God has created man with a mind capable of instruction, and a faculty which may be enlarged in proportion to the heed and diligence given to the light communicated from heaven to the intellect;
and that the nearer man approaches perfection, the clearer are his views, and the greater his enjoyments,
till he has overcome the evils of his life and lost every desire for sin; and like the ancients, arrives at that point of faith where he is wrapped in the power and glory of his Maker and is caught up to dwell with Him. But we consider that this is a station to which no man ever arrived in a moment: he must have been instructed in the government and laws of that kingdom by proper degrees, until his mind is capable in some measure of comprehending the propriety, justice, equality, and consistency of the same.
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 51