Friday, October 29, 2010

Moroni - Chapter 4

It is comforting that the words of the Sacrament Prayer over the bread say, "that they are willing," not "that they do."  Clearly we don't - yet we may be willing; that is to take upon us the name of Christ, to always remember Him and to keep His commandments.  If we actually did we wouldn't need the Sacrament.  If we had to refrain from partaking of the Sacrament until we were perfect we would defeat the purpose.  The Sacrament prepares us, weekly, to receive the Holy Ghost, by whose constant companionship (implying we follow the Spirit's promptings and instruction) we can be made perfect, over time.  I presently am not able to be perfect, but I can say I am willing to be, with the help of the Atonement, repentance, and the Sanctification of the Holy Ghost.

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