“If fish could scream there would be fewer fishermen.” My friend, Ted Gibbons, once told me that…just in time to ruin a fishing trip. I have pondered his remark ever since. How many people, hooked by sin or the urgency of their circumstances, helplessly flounder about while inside they are silently screaming?
Category Archive for 'Love'
There is a vast difference between being in love and being loving. True love is built on the three pillars of complete loyalty, complete sacrifice, and complete trust. Moreover, true love is patient. As we have discussed, patience promises, “I will wait for you; I will wait with you; I will wait upon you.” True [...]
Over one hundred years ago, President Lorenzo Snow issued a mandate to the Church: “It is high time to establish Zion.” What has been holding us back all these years?
“Charity never faileth!” If charity can never fail, Zion can never fail, because Zion is built upon charity, “the greatest of all,” the celestial quality of love that “endureth forever.” Charity is the quintessential virtue, “the end of the commandment,” the power that invigorates and propels the law of consecration and makes way for the establishment of Zion. [...]
Perhaps no metaphor better describes the New and Everlasting Covenant as does the Jewish wedding. Because establishing Zion in a life, a marriage, a family or a priesthood society depends on this Covenant, which is the first pillar of Zion, we would be well served to become acquainted with the Jewish marriage customs. In this [...]
The Jewish marriage customs are amazingly similar to the New and Everlasting Covenant, which is the first “pillar of Zion.” In this second part of a four-part series, we will discuss how the rites of the betrothal ceremony parallel the beautiful covenant that we make with the Lord, who is our beloved Bridegroom. When we [...]
In this series of four articles, we will explore the New and Everlasting Covenant, contrasting it with the Jewish marriage customs. The astonishing parallels between the Covenant and the Jewish marriage help us to understand the beauty and loving nature of this first and preeminent Covenant. Clearly, the Lord intended that Jewish couples should contemplate [...]
Love and example have the power to rescue a child. But coupled with these virtues is the unequalled power of personal sanctification. When parents apply to increased righteousness, effectual keys are turned, and deliverance steps through the door. Here are two stories from parents: one in the process, and the other feeling the sweet [...]
Have you ever become so frustrated with your wayward child that you wish something difficult would happen to shake him up? Then you repent and go back to status quo. But what if your prayer was to ask for a conversion experience-something that would offer the child an opportunity to rethink his position and [...]
Becoming a Zion person is a process that replaces telestial qualities with celestial ones. In Part 2 of this Zion series, we will discuss the traits of charity (true love), experiencing true happiness, joy and fullness of life, and becoming holy.