I love to see my daughter pass the sacrament to me. When she does so, she does it with the filial authority only my daughter holds.
Welcome to Navigating Discipleship
Sharing our thoughts from our life of discipleship
Each of us is needed! Each of us has something to add. Our testimonies are the threads of a great tapestry. We need to be woven together.
Sometimes I wonder if the language we use when our faith develops or changes biases the possibilities we see.
Today I feel I understand better the true cleansing power of the Atonement. My family was breaking because of my sin, but we are more “at one” because of our return to the Savior.
When we reduce all of our sins down to a matter of “good, better, best” we lull ourselves into a false sense of security and never face the parts of us that truly frighten us - the parts that actively choose to go against God's will.
We have to see others not as the source of our pain, but as flawed human beings also in pain and need of help from divinity. To do this we have to let go of our hurt. We need to freely forgive.
In Mormonism, covenants anchor us to Christ and set us free to live our faith rather than chain us to dogmatism.