Wednesday, March 30, 2005

What Sacrament means to me.

"What Sacrament means to me"--by Anthony Lim, Malaysia.
Last Sunday, Elders' Quorum (EQ) had a discussion on Sacrament Day, with all types of information. The teacher asked me-- "What does Sacrament mean to you? Any thoughts on it?"
I was prepared---because it was my favorite topic. So, I told the class.
Sacrament is a holy ordinance, not a holiday, a day for focus, and active in God's work and charity.
It is a day to remember Christ and his munificent infinite atonement--love and sacrifice.
It is a day for repentance of our past week mistakes and the next week of joyful commitment.
Sacrament is symbolic of presenting
(1) a sin offering to the Lord
-----presentingourselves to the Lord--our weakness and unworthiness, a broken heart and a contrite spirit),
(2) burnt offering -------------------------cleansing and santification of self, and
(3) peace offering -------------------------having fellowship with the Most High God and the saints present.
Thus, we offer repentance and commitment for that week.
To attend sacrament is to show the Lord our willingness to follow his commandments, love Him and remember his munificence, taking his name in our stride.
Sacrament is the highlight of Sabbath day, never to be missed by righteous saints--the highest fellowship you can give to your God and my God. , never to be missed by righteous saints--the highest fellowship you can give to your God and my God.
The teacher beamed broadly and the class was silent and appreciative of Sacrament meaning.
I loved their silent bright smiling look in their faces.

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