Suffering Afflictions And Going The Second Mile "..I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also." [Matthew 5:39] This verse reveals the humiliation of being a Christian. In the natural realm, if a person does not hit back, it is because he is a coward. But in the spiritual realm, it is the very evidence of the Son of God in him if he does not hit back. When you are insulted, you must not only not resent it, but you must…
What does it mean to be “poor in heart”? (Humble, teachable, truly repentant, and free from pride.) Have a child read Alma 32:12–13. How was being poor a blessing for these people? People can be humble even if they don’t suffer afflictions or poverty, but sometimes people with riches become proud and think that they know everything. Why is it necessary for us to be humble when we are taught the gospel?
A Horse of a Different Color A Documentary film, 14 years in the making about my journey into Jeff s wonderful world of the unknown. Look closer. We may all look different, but God made us all the same: Human. So, what does it mean to be A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR? Follow us Continue reading A Horse of a Different Color Documentary: Jeff Watkins had no eyes, was afflicted with sensory neuropathy and suffered from depression, but he was also a P
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"I certainly am not saying that a young man can get a revelation that he is to marry a certain person without that young woman getting the same confirmation. I have seen a lot of those one-way revelations in young people’s lives." Jeffrey R. Holland. It happens in older people's lives, too. Men, women have just as much right to the gift of the Holy Ghost as you do. If she doesn't agree with a romantic "revelation" you've had about her, then back off and show some respect.
Okay, what is with the whole “afflict your souls” bit? What does that mean? The LORD apparently makes a big deal about it in the above verse. Well, synonyms of the word are trouble, burden, distress, worry, harass. We need to harass our soul, distress it, worry about it, burden it, and be troubled by it. In short, to “afflict our souls” means to judge ourselves. Ouch.
˜ THE LOVE OF SUCH A ONE VI. O thou who art my soul's comfort in the season of sorrow, O thou who art my spirit's treasure30 in the bitterness31 of dearth!32 That which the imagination has not conceived33 , that which the understanding has not seen.34 , Visiteth my soul from thee, hence in worship I turn toward thee35 By thy grace I keep fixed on eternity my amorous gaze, Except, O king, the pomps that perish lead me astray. The favour36 of that one, who brings glad tidings of thee, Even without thy summons, is sweeter in mine ear that songs. In the prostrations of prayer38 thought of thee, O lord, Is necessary and binding on me as the seven verses.39 To thee belongs mercy and intercession for the sin of infidels: As regards me, thou art chief and principal of the stony-hearted. If a never-ceasing bounty should offer kingdoms, If a hidden treasure should set before me all that is40 , I would bend down with my soul, I would lay my face in the dust, I would say, Of all these the love of such a one41 for me!' Eternal life, me thinks, is the time of union, Because time, for me, hath no place there. Life is the vessels42 , union the clear draught in them; Without thee what does the pain of the vessels43 avail me? I had twenty thousand desires ere this; In passion for him not even (care of) my safety remained44 . By the help45 of his grace I am become safe, because The unseen king saith to me, Thou art the soul of the world46 .' The essence of the meaning of "He"47 has filled my heart and soul; "Au" cries the street-dog48 , and neither have I third49 or second"50 . The body, at the time of union with him, paid no regard to the spirit51 ; Tho' incorporeal, he became visible unto me. I aged with his affliction, but when Tabriz52 You name, all my youth comes back to me. -"Selected Poems from the Divani Shamsi Tabriz" Edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson