This is what I felt was the best message for the moment – to seek the better. To seek the things of a better world. To seek the better part.
Mourning, of course, is a process of healing. It’s odd, but processes that help us heal are always uncomfortable and painful. Yet, over time, they prove themselves to be extremely effective. A time of mourning can also be these three things: a time of solemnity, a time of fasting, and a time of prayer.
Because Christ lived a perfect life and sacrificed Himself for our freedom, we have the chance to build a partnership with God. But after we make that covenant with God, how do we keep it?
The example of a father does more than teach a child how to be a parent. A father’s example also teaches a child a bit about what God looks like as well.
This earthly life is intended to be one of progression, not perfection. So what does that progress look like? How can you know if you’re progressing toward Christ? And, most important, what role does Christ play in our progress?
When Christ feels distant, we likely need to take some sort of action to feel close to Him again. So let’s look at ways to see Him when He isn’t obvious in your life.
I want you to pause for a minute and ask yourself – What questions do I have about my religious beliefs? Don’t skim past that. Let yourself think about it. Now what do you do with those questions?
Maybe right now we don’t feel like we can rejoice. That’s okay. But instead of rejoicing, we can still “be of good comfort.” Our dear Father in Heaven is still there. He’s still listening to us.
Mothers have a powerful understanding of Christ – and His sacrifice.
How many times in the scriptures are the words “Fear not” spoken by Jesus Christ? He speaks it like it’s a simple thing, like there’s an On/Off switch that can stop the fear we feel. So is He wrong? Or can it really be as simple as Christ makes it sound?