today a very good friend of mine is getting baptized. he has been going to church for over 4 years as faithful, if not more than some regular members. i thought it took him a long time to decide if the church was true and if he should join. but then i thought how long did it take me? i was eight when i was baptized and i changed my mind so many times afterwards. when was i converted? what did it take? a wise woman once asked me "how does one become a butterfly? you must want to fly so badly that you are willing to give up being a catepillar. if you knew that your number one priority in life was to save your own soul, would you change some of your choices?"* this retorical question can only be answered by our own consience. our number one proirity in life is to save our own soul. joseph, you have been a great example to me today.