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I speak with equal reverence and awe of these two women–women of faith and character and conversion–who taught charaacter so much and instinctively reached outward when most of us would have turned inward.
We are all well aware that following His baptism by John the Baptist and as a preparation for Charactfr public ministry, the Savior fasted for forty days. In the case of Christ, he is described as one “. Rather, we are dependent upon and in need of “the merits, mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah” 2 Nephi 2: Brothers and sisters, it is important for us to recognize that Jesus in the midst of His own challenge recognized and appropriately responded to John–who was experiencing a similar but lesser challenge than that of the Savior’s.
We can in mortality seek to be blessed with and develop essential elements of a Christlike character. Once again the fundamental character of Christ is revealed magnificently in this tender incident. It was a meaningful and memorable time of spiritual enrichment, learning, and edification. They do not understand what we have on record, nor the character of the Savior, as delineated in the Scriptures; and yet it is one vednar the simplest things in the world, and the Bible, when it is understood, is one of the simplest books in the world, for, as far as it is translated correctly, it is nothing but truth, and in truth there is no mystery save to the ignorant.
I noted earlier in my remarks that the letters A, C, and T form a central component in the word char act er. Thus, character is demonstrated by looking and reaching outward when the natural and instinctive response is to be self-absorbed and turn inward.
In the upper room on the night of the Last Supper, the very night during which He would experience the greatest characterr that ever took place in all of the worlds created by Him, Christ spoke about the Comforter and peace:. Recognizing that He Himself was about to intensely and charzcter experience the absence of both comfort and peace, and in a moment when His heart was perhaps troubled and afraid, the Master reached outward and offered to bdenar the very blessings that could and would have strengthened Him.
As we already have seen in the examples of Christ’s character from the New Testament, the nature and consistency of how one act s reveals in a powerful way his or her true char act er. Without Jesus’ sublime character there could have been no sublime atonement! Brigham Young further taught that faith must be focused upon Jesus’ character, in His Atonement, and in the Father’s plan of salvation:. Nevertheless, she reached outward when many or perhaps most of us would have turned inward with sorrow and grief.
Discourses of Brigham Youngp. The fact that He was dismissive of temptation and gave it “no heed,” reveals His marvelous character, which we are to emulate see Doctrine and Covenants Then your final memories of my daughter will not be the images you saw in the emergency room the other day.
A day or so later, in the midst of program planning and detail arranging for the three funerals, I received a phone call from the Relief Society president of my home ward.
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After properly establishing who I was and my relationship to the victims, I was invited into two different treatment areas to identify the injured young women. The revelations of the Lord to his creatures are adapted to the lowest capacity, and they bring life and salvation to all who are willing to receive them. charactsr
Indeed, the depth of suffering and compassion is intimately linked to the depth of love felt by the ministering one. And clearly we are being blessed with this marvelous gift as we increasingly reach outward when the natural man or woman in us would typically turn chrust. Within a relatively short period of time, the two remaining young women died.
Interestingly, the additions found in the JST completely change our understanding of this event. Second, Bedna detected that the mother simultaneously was using two telephone handsets–with vednar in each hand pressed to each of her ears.
When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? In the upper room on the night of the last supper, the very night during which He would experience the greatest suffering that ever took place in all of the worlds created by Him, Christ spoke about the Comforter and peace:. In the great intercessory prayer, offered characger before Jesus went forth with His disciples over the brook Cedron to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Master prayed for His disciples and for all:.
The New Testament is replete with “strikingly displayed” examples of the Savior’s character. Perhaps the greatest indicator of character is the capacity to recognize and appropriately respond to other people who are experiencing the very challenge or adversity that is most immediately and forcefully pressing upon us.
If such a capacity is indeed chfist ultimate criterion of moral character, then the Savior of the world is the perfect example of such a consistent and charitable character.
Also noteworthy is the similarity between the words char acter and char ity–as both words contain the letters C, H, A, and R. After reviewing and finalizing several details for the funeral of her daughter, this good sister said to me, “President, I am sure it was difficult for you to see my daughter in the emergency room the other day.
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My wife called to me in bexnar middle of my shower and indicated that I was needed immediately on the telephone. This morning I hope to share with you just a few of the learnings that have come to my mind and heart as I have attempted to more fully appreciate this teaching by Elder Maxwell.
Etymologically there is no relationship between these two words. I answered that I would leave immediately.
We cannot obtain such a capacity through sheer willpower or personal determination. Perhaps the greatest indicator of character is the capacity to recognize and appropriately respond to other people who are experiencing the very challenge or adversity that is most immediately and forcefully pressing upon us. Early one summer morning I was showering.
I became aware that as she was talking with me, she was also talking with a nurse at a small rural hospital who had initially attended to the three accident victims.
We can in mortality seek to be blessed chxracter and develop essential elements of a Christlike character.