Rob recognizes and fearlessly articulates the painful truth about what we need and what is lacking. Without this, nothing else matters. Without this, all is lost. Without this, all is vain. (You may wish to read this short essay again and again until it "sinks in".)
For me, the "money quote" is this:
"What can all the ordinances, priesthood, and commandments in the world give you if it has not given you access to God? Isn’t it dangerous to think that, somehow, these things which have been powerless to give you access to God in this life, will suddenly become effectual in the next?
If we lack these fruits, as groups and as individuals, it is a sign that we need to repent."