Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I know when I am baptized my sins are washed away

I realized today more again what my baptism really means Alma teaches us, "And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light; Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a ccovenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?"
I think that being able to mourn with those that mourn is especially interesting. To be able to find a place to let someone else store a part of their sorrow in you is in a infinitely small way what the Savior did for us and does for us on an infinitely grander scale. He is a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief, but it is our grief and sorrow that he knows. If we are to be like Him then it behooves us to become acquainted with others grief and sorrow as well and try our best to relieve the suffering in the world.

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