I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from The Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity - the pure love of Christ - will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness.
- President Marion G. Romney

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Words of Hope & Consolation at the Time of Death

Alma 30 & 31 are the only chapters in the lesson this week!  That gives us a couple of options -- all of which I think we will pursue.

1 -- Keep studying and commenting on these chapters throughout the rest of the week.  Just do it on those posts.
2 -- Read the Relief Society lesson today and tomorrow.  In our ward it's Lesson 14, Words of Hope and Consolation at the Time of Death.  I'm teaching this Sunday, so I've read it a couple of times already -- it's so worth your time.

Keep commenting on Alma 30 & 31 and leave any thoughts or comments or insights on Lesson 14 from the Joseph Smith manual in this post.  

1 comment:

Amy B said...

Julie, our ward is a week behind yours in the lessons for some reason, but I wanted to participate anyway in this discussion. Just a few thoughts: I could feel the anxiety of Joseph Sr. as he lay dying, for the welfare of his family in "scenes of trouble and affliction as long as they live upon the earth." So what did he do? Gave them a priesthood blessing, which reminds me of that part of the temple endowment session which refers to the blessings of the priesthood. That means SO MUCH to me, for my own "scenes of trouble and affliction" which I see coming toward my family. It really is the only, and best consolation we have. The world would offer other alternatives, but this is the one that truly is a comfort, the hope in the Priesthood of the Most High God.