The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Doctrine and Covenants 76:22-24

"That is what Easter means-not only that Christ lives, but that we shall live, that life is immortal, and because He broke the bands of death, resurrection is guaranteed to all men everywhere. This is the most hopeful message in all the world, for every man shrinks at the thought of extinction. We all hope for immortality, and Christ has guaranteed it to us. The degree, the status, the position will depend in large measure upon ourselves, but the resurrection is an accomplished fact." Hugh B. Brown, "The Abundant Life," [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1965], p. 301

"This is the knowledge that sustains. This is the truth that comforts. This is the assurance that guides those bowed down with grief out of the shadows and into the light. Such help is not restricted to the elderly, the well educated, or a select few. It is available to all." Thomas S. Monson, "Be Your Best Self," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1979], p. 6

"The truth about man's premortal existence thus can cradle us amid the vastness and the otherwise inexplicableness of space, reassuring us of man's worth and of God's overseership. As we encounter the 'what' of space, the plan of salvation gives to us the 'why.' If it were not so we might myopically conclude that 'all flesh is grass' (Isaiah 40:6), ultimately as well as proximately. Isaiah's words, however, pertain not to man's worthlessness but to the transitoriness of this second estate. It is the briefest of our estates, like unto the 'small moment' twice emphasized by the Lord to Joseph in the prison-temple." Neal A. Maxwell, "But for a Small Moment," [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1986], p. 88

"That knowledge comes from the word of scripture, and that testimony comes by the power of the Holy Ghost. It is a gift, sacred and wonderful, borne by revelation from the third member of the Godhead. I believe in the Holy Ghost as a personage of spirit who occupies a place with the Father and the Son, these three constituting the divine Godhead." Gordon B. Hinckley, "Faith: The Essence of True Religion," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1989], p. 25

"It is in this spirit that I add my own witness. Our Eternal Father lives. He stands as the great God of the universe, ruling in majesty and power. And yet He is my Father, to whom I may go in prayer with the assurance that He will hear, listen, and answer. Jesus is the Christ, His immortal Son, who under His Father's direction was the Creator of the earth. He was the great Jehovah of the Old Testament, who condescended to come into the world as the Messiah, who gave His life on Calvary's cross in His wondrous Atonement because He loved us. The work in which we are engaged is their work, and we are their servants, who are answerable to them." Gordon B. Hinckley, "Testimony," "Ensign," May 1998, p. 71

With torn and broken bread, we signify that we remember the physical body of Jesus Christ—a body that was buffeted with pains, afflictions, and temptations of every kind, a body that bore a burden of anguish sufficient to bleed at every pore, a body whose flesh was torn and whose heart was broken in crucifixion. We signify our belief that while that same body was laid to rest in death, it was raised again to life from the grave, never again to know disease, decay, or death. And in taking the bread to ourselves, we acknowledge that, like Christ’s mortal body, our bodies will be released from the bonds of death, rise triumphantly from the grave, and be restored to our eternal spirits. – James J. Hamula, “The Sacrament and the Atonement,” Ensign (CR) November 2014

With a small cup of water, we signify that we remember the blood Jesus spilled and the spiritual suffering He endured for all mankind. We remember the agony that caused great drops of blood to fall in Gethsemane. We remember the bruising and scourging He endured at the hands of His captors. We remember the blood He spilled from His hands, feet, and side while at Calvary. And we remember His personal reflection on His suffering: “How sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not.” In taking the water to ourselves, we acknowledge that His blood and suffering atoned for our sins and that He will remit our sins as we embrace and accept the principles and ordinances of His gospel. –
James J. Hamula, “The Sacrament and the Atonement,” Ensign (CR) November 2014

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