What does it mean to pursue “a more excellent way”? It is a path of covenant making and covenant keeping. It means being totally converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ and striving to become His disciple. Walking “a more excellent way” means hearing and yielding to the Spirit’s promptings. It means caring for and serving others with deep, considerate feelings rather than pursuing our own interests. We live in a selfish world where people give little thought to others; rather they are consumed in themselves. As followers of Christ, we must lose ourselves in the service of others. “For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father” (Mosiah 3.19).