Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Greatest of God's Powers

Human life is the greatest of God’s powers, the most mysterious and magnificent chemistry of it all, and you and I have been given it, but under the most serious and sacred of restrictions.

You and I–who can make neither mountain nor moonlight, not one rain-drop or a single rose–have this greater gift in an absolutely unlimited way.

And the only control placed on us is self-control–self-control born of respect for the divine sacramental power it is. Surely God’s trust in us to respect this future-forming gift is an awesomely staggering one.


Elder Holland has such a beautiful way of saying things. He can at once make something wonderful to read and utterly soul piercing.






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Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Deseret Book, Salt Lake City, 2001

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