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The Big Breath

April 16th, 2017 by G.

Consider an object–a corpse. The body of a dead man.

1. In one sense, it is utterly insignificant. It is so small. In its milieu, it is just one among many. Even in life, there was nothing about the construction of this body that made it stand out. And its milieu was just one small portion of the surface of its world, which surface was itself tiny in proportion to the actual earthy, airy, watery mass of the world, which is itself a flyspeck, a nothing, in proportion to the size of the sun that dominates the local area. But even the sun is nothing in comparison with the emptiness of the solar system. And the solar system is nothing in the galaxy, and the galaxy is nothing in the universe.

There is an emptiness called the universe. And within that emptiness, there are unimaginably tiny emptinesses called galaxies. Anything smaller than those smallest of objects are not just small–they might as well not exist.

 

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April 16th, 2017 07:50:18

When All the Saints Will Live Again

April 05th, 2015 by G.

After Jesus was resurrected, his Apostles were different men.  They were nobodies before.  Then they shook the earth.  What changed them?  They had seen Jesus resurrected, that’s what changed them.

When they changed into Apostles, a crowd of Jesus’ followers also suddenly transformed into a church.  What changed them?  Most of them probably wouldn’t have seen Jesus alive again.

There is an answer in the scriptures.  If we liken the scriptures unto us, we’ll discover it. (more…)

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April 05th, 2015 12:33:36

Modern Witnesses of the Resurrection

April 05th, 2015 by G.

When Joseph Smith gave his witness, “last of all,” of the risen Savior, he was only the first of this dispensation.  There have since been many of others, some of whom have given their witness publicly.  Some have been collected here.

 

 

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April 05th, 2015 12:13:14

Easter in Pictures and in Words

April 21st, 2014 by G.

BradfordPear

On the sweetness of Mormon life.

Easter Morning. You take family pictures under the Bradford Pear. Then you take more pictures after you remember to remove the hanging mosquito trap.

You go to church. You take the sacrament. A girl receives the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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April 21st, 2014 15:25:16

Easter Week

April 18th, 2014 by G.

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April 18th, 2014 10:39:14

After Prayers, Lie Cold

February 07th, 2014 by G.

Arise my body, my small body, we have striven
Enough, and He is merciful; we are forgiven.
Arise small body, puppet-like and pale, and go,
White as the bed-clothes into bed, and cold as snow,
Undress with small, cold fingers and put out the light,
And be alone, hush’d mortal, in the sacred night,
-A meadow whipt flat with the rain, a cup
Emptied and clean, a garment washed and folded up,
Faded in colour, thinned almost to raggedness
By dirt and by the washing of that dirtiness.
Be not too quickly warm again. Lie cold; consent
To weariness’ and pardon’s watery element.
Drink up the bitter water, breathe the chilly death;
Soon enough comes the riot of our blood and breath.

Thus C.S. Lewis.

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February 07th, 2014 12:01:43

Aragorn on Mortality

March 05th, 2013 by G.

In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound forever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.

-Thus Tolkien

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March 05th, 2013 11:12:57

Faith, Like a Jackal

April 13th, 2009 by G.

“Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hopes.”

Moby Dick, ch. 7. Discuss. (more…)

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April 13th, 2009 07:31:03

Christ Triumphant

April 11th, 2009 by G.

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April 11th, 2009 10:35:49