October 17, 2010

The Sunday Post

I've been thinking about this talk all week by Elder Corbridge from the Oct. 2008 Conference. Do you remember it? It's simple, but I feel astounded every time I hear it. I love this quote in particular:
In life we learn that the highest achievements in any human endeavor are always the most difficult and, therefore, achievable only by a select few who are most able. The higher the standard, the fewer can reach it...But that is not the case here because, unlike every other experience in this life, this is not a human endeavor. It is, rather, the work of God. It is God’s work and it is His “glory . . . to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” There is nothing else like it. Not anywhere. Not ever. No institution, plan, program, or system ever conceived by men has access to the redeeming and transforming power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Ghost. Therefore, while the Lord’s invitation to follow Him is the highest of all, it is also achievable by everyone, not because we are able, but because He is, and because He can make us able too.
One of my favorite East Coast pre-storm sunsets.

Have a lovely Sabbath! There's a storm brewing in Southern Utah...the sky is beautiful!

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