From the experiences I've had this week, including going to Sheridan for an exchange, having interviews with President Wadsworth, events in our area and with people we know, and my personal perspective, comes an accumulation of my thoughts for your benefit and leisure:
For a long time, I have seen people act under the level of their knowledge. I realize I've fallen into this category as well. It seems that as members of the church of Jesus Christ, we tend to know a lot about Christ and his life, but don't have a desire to act on that knowledge. A desire to follow Jesus Christ and an understanding of His reality comes from the Holy Ghost, who confirms all truth. If we feel the need to become better or help others to become better, we need to study about Jesus Christ! We need to study about His life, His teachings, His purpose and power. As we do so prayerfully, the Holy Ghost will confirm the truth and reality of Jesus Christ in our hearts, which, if we choose to accept it, will fill our hearts with desire! This desire will lead us to act and follow Jesus Christ. If you don't feel that desire, consider your personal relationship with Him. Do you know who He is? Do you know what He did and what He taught? Do you love Him? If not, the solution is to "Learn of [Him], and listen to [His] words; walk in the meekness of [His] Spirit, and you shall have peace in me" (Doctrine and Covenants ).
I know the Savior lives. He loves us. He performed an Atonement for all of us, to make it possible for us to find peace, joy, and love now and eventually return to live with our eternal family. I have felt His grace, His strength, His power, and His forgiveness in my life, and I know you can too!