Happy Sunday! This past week was filled with many activities including the following:
- Waking up at 3 am to secure a spot for the Macy's Day Parade.
- Thanksgiving Dinner at the Officers Club on 38th St. in Manhattan with friends from the ward.
- Black Friday Shopping and a sprained ankle. Don't worry, it wasn't over merchandise. Let's just say running in the dark at 5 am isn't the best idea.
- Turkey Friday provided by John and his well-refined cooking skills.
- And finally, a weakened immune system and thus illness due to all the late nights and fun.
As I was unable to make it to church I reviewed some of the talks from this past General Conference. One of my favorite talks by Elder Todd D. Christofferson was just as instructional as the first time I heard it, if not more so. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from his talk Reflections on a Consecrated Life. It's definitely worth listening or reading again. Found here.
“The man who so walks in the light and wisdom and power of God, will at the last, by the very force of association, make the light and wisdom and power of God his own—weaving those bright rays into a chain divine, linking himself forever to God and God to him. This [is] the sum of Messiah’s mystic words, ‘Thou, Father, in me, and I in thee’—beyond this human greatness cannot achieve.”
Elder B. H. Roberts
"May we consecrate ourselves as sons and daughters of God, “that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope” . . .