Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sunday May 13, 2007

Sacrament Meeting
Mother's Day
First Speaker
Quoted from the proclamation on the family, "Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children." She stated that the influence of mother is being shifted by our society to outside forces such as school, church, and daycare.

Second Speaker
Talked of various mothers in the scriptures.
-Eve - The mother of all living. Probably one of the most misunderstood and maligned mothers in the scriptures.
-Hannah - Mother of Samuel the prophet. She was willing to give her child up just to have the opportunity to be his mother.
-Sariah - Wife of Lehi, mother of Nephi. She was willing to have faith in her husband, the prophet to leave all her comforts.
-Mothers of the 2000 stripling warriors- The sons were valient and remember that "their mothers had taught them."

Motherhood is the highest calling. He quoted something from Elder Nelson, I think, but I did not catch the reference. Motherhood is the greatest profession, but since that was not an options that was available to him, he thought that being a doctor and taking care of people was as close as he could get.
Sunday School
The monkey trap - A box secured to the ground with a whole big enough for a monkey to get his open hand in, but not big enough to get its closed hand out. His greed will not allow him to let go of what he reached in to get, so he is trapped.

The story of the rich man that did everything, but possibly could not give up his riches. If he was not prepared to let go of his riches to follow God then Satan had him in a sort of monkey trap.

The rich casting money into the offering place of their abundance. The poor widow cast in all that she had. Which takes more faith to give our extra or to give everything.

These two stories show that we should be prepared to give everything to the Lord (Our time, our money, our vices...)

It is a misconception that the offender must humble him to the dust before we can forgive them. Matthew stated, "15 But if ye aforgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matt 6:15)

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