Not As I Will, But As Thou Wilt

The episode is short and sweet, but I learned so much this week.  Please combine this with the Easter episode “O Grave, Where is Thy Victory?” They are like peanut butter and chocolate, good on their own, but phenomenal when together. 

Quotes used in this episode

“Now is the time for each of us to work toward our personal conversion, toward becoming what our Heavenly Father desires us to become”

-Dallin H. Oaks

“What weight is thrown on the scales of pain when calculation the hurt of innumerable patients in countless hospitals? Now, add to that the loneliness of the elderly who are forgotten in the rest homes of society, desperately yearning for a card, a visit, a call–just some recognition from the outside world. Keep on adding the hurt of hungry children, the suffering caused by famine, drought, and pestilence. Pile on the heartache of parents who tearfully plead on a daily basis for a wayward son or daughter to come back home. Factor in the trauma of every divorce and the tragedy of every abortion. Add the remorse that comes with each child lost in the dawn of life, each spouse taken in the prime of marriage. Compound that with the misery of overflowing prisons, bulging halfway houses and institutions for the mentally disadvantaged. Multiply all this by century after century of history, and creation after creation without end. Such is but an awful glimpse of the Savior’s load. Who can bear such a burden or scale such a mountain as this? No one, absolutely no one, save Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of us all.”

-Tad R. Callister

“Though the Son’s request was denied, his prayer was answered. The scriptures records: “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him’ Strengthened from heaven to do the will of the Father, the Savior fulfilled his mission”

-Dallin H. Oaks

“The simple dignity and gentle yet compelling force of Christ’s presence proved more potent than strong arms and weapons of violence”

-James E. Talmage

“As He began to feel the awful weight of the approaching Atonement, Jesus acknowledged, ‘For this cause came I into the world’ We too, came ‘into the world’ to pass through our particularized portions of the mortal experience. Even though our experiences do not even begin to approach our Master’s, nevertheless, to undergo this mortal experience is why we too are here! Purposefully pursuing this ‘cause’ brings ultimate meaning to our mortal lives”

-Neal A. Maxwell

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