I wanted to pass on a few points from Elder D. Todd Christofferson, talk in the October 2010 Conference entitled “Reflections on a Consecrated Life.”
“…the consecrated life is a pure life.” “Consecration therefore means repentance.”
“A consecrated life is a life of labor.” “By work we sustain and enrich life. It enables us to survive the disappointments and tragedies of the mortal experience.” “Work builds and refines character, creates beauty, and is the instrument of our service….”
“A consecrated life respect the incomparable gift of one’s physical body, a divine creation in the very image of God.” “As our body is the instrument of our spirit, it is vital that we care for it as best we can.”
“…a consecrated life is a life of service.” “Those who quietly and thoughtfully go about doing good offer a model of consecration.”
“A consecrated life is a life of integrity.” “One who lives a consecrated life does not seek to take advantage of another, but, if anything, will turn the other cheek…”
“A consecrated life is a beautiful thing.” “…future generations will take courage from your consecrated life….”
“May we consecrate ourselves as sons and daughters of God, ‘that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope,’ I pray….”
This is what is meant by living the law of consecration and is my hope also.
Monday, January 17, 2011
I would be very careful about, and even avoid "teaching your spouse a lesson." That also goes for siblings too. You probably do not see the collateral damage you may be doing. More than that, it is likely the beam is in your own eye. Find and first cast that out before taking the mote out of your spouse's (sibling's) eye!