The significance of the pickle…

The First Presidency’s message for February was written by President Eyring about how conversion is much more than having a testimony.  To teach from this message, he referenced a General Conference talk Elder Bednar gave that used the “parable of the pickle” to teach that conversion is a  long process requiring full immersion in the gospel to be successful.

Much like you have to carefully clean and prepare a cucumber and then completely immerse it in the salt rind to pickle it, we have to be cleaned and prepared and then filly immersed in the gospel to attain successful conversion.  We can’t just go to church on Sundays and follow the commandments and expect to become Christ-like.  We must fully dive into the gospel and make it every part of our life.  That’s when conversion happens.