Sunday, May 22, 2011
At my church there is no paid clergy.
We all serve.
We are called to fulfill certain assignments.
Some are called to fill leadership positions.
Most are called to fill supporting positions.
All are called to teach and share the gospel.
Today I spoke in Sacrament meeting.
The topic I was given was the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
I learned so much through preparing the talk.
Most of what I learned I think I already knew but I needed to be reminded.
Some of what I learned I did not know and I feel so blessed.
I still have A LOT to learn and understand.
I mostly quoted Bruce R. McConkie, who was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
The last talk he gave in General Conference was delivered just 13 days before he died and he spoke powerfully about the Atonement.
The Ensign Magazine just republished his talk in last months' issue.
The article is entitled The Purifying Power of Gethsemane.
If you have time to read it.
If you have time to ponder what it means to you and your life.
I know the Atonement of Jesus Christ is for everyone!
I also had the opportunity to teach Relief Society today.
Busy busy in a small branch of the church.
Just call me Church Lady.