Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Sacrament, not the Cross

"The world at large has the idea that the symbol of Christianity is the cross, but it's no such thing. The cross is the symbol of the cruelest form of torture and execution that the Romans could devise; that is what the cross is for. Christ did not give us the cross as the symbol of his great Atonement. He gave us, instead, the sacrament of the Lord's Supper and told us to partake of that bread and drink of that cup in remembrance of his blood and his broken flesh. Did he not give us that great ordinance emblematic of the suffering on the cross? Of course he did. We get it from no other place. He did not say to venerate the cross, he said to partake of the sacrament and always remember him and pledge to high heaven that we will always keep the commandments of Almighty God." —Elder Mark E. Petersen,

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Supportive Life

"My role in life has mostly been a supportive one, and I have felt no need to apologize for that."

 Marjorie Pay Hinckley


I think the Lord is very interested in reconciliation. I think the whole plan centers on reconciliation; the atonement was a superhuman effort to reconcile as many of our Parents' children as possible to Them; and an important part of our reconciliation with God is to be reconciled with each other.

-Bonnie Blythe