Warning Signs and Topes
"Any of you who have traveled from Pachuca to Molango realize it's a very twisted and dangerous road. At the side of the road, in places where there are the most dangerous curves, are a number of crosses that represent the location of travelers who have perished in route to their destination. Before arriving at any of these curves there are multiple signs, warning messages, and speed bumps (Topes) that alert motorists of danger. However for some reason, whether high speed, inattention, distraction or willful disobedience, these dangerous curves have taken the lives of many travelers. Obeying or heeding the warning of one only one caution sign likely would have spared each individual.
Our path in mortality is much like the road between Molango and Pachuca. There are many spiritually dangerous curves, but better than the signs, warning messages, or speed bumps, that warn motorists; we have commandments, pure doctrine, eternal truths and counsel from prophets that warn us of danger and protect us from spiritual death. The question that we must ask ourselves is, will we listen to everything that has been provided? Will we obey when we think that something is small or perhaps insignificant? Will we follow every rule in the mission exactly? Or will we justify not obeying when it's something that we really want and appears harmless? The counsel and rules given by the leaders of the church and myself as president of the mission are to protect you from calamity…"
exert from one of President Egbert's weekly letters.