Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sacred Things

I was reading the article "Sacred Things" by C. Gary Allred on Sunday.  He talked about how he was listening to General Conference and decided to play some games on his computer at the same time.  He said, "Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Seventy was speaking about how we should hold some things sacred. I heard him say: 'Sacred means worthy of veneration and respect. By designating something as sacred, the Lord signals that it is of higher value and priority than other things.'"  He goes on to talk about how he continued playing his game and listening and agreeing with everything Elder Pieper was saying.

Then Elder Pieper said, "The sacred cannot be selectively surrendered. Those who choose to abandon even one sacred thing will have their minds darkened (see D&C 84:54), and unless they repent, the light they have shall be taken from them (see D&C 1:33).”  Then the author said his computer crashed and when he had it back on he listened to the rest of Elder Pieper's talk but this time without playing his game, he gave the talk his undivided attention.

I just love that message, that Sacred Things need our full and undivided attention, we cannot listen, read, study, pray, etc. half-heartedly or with our minds on other things, we need to give those sacred things the respect and priority they deserve.

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