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In Remembrance of Me

“Ironically … it had been a week where I really needed to feel the power of the atonement in my life … and yet my attention wandered.”
It’s so easy for the ordinance of the sacrament to become routine
… something we do without much thought.
My calling sometimes takes me to visit multiple congregations and sacrament meetings throughout the day.
A few Sunday’s ago, I participated in three sacrament meetings.
In the first two meetings, I confess my mind wandered …
… Is the sustaining list accurate?
… Are we ready for our 2nd hour lesson with the youth?
… Are we running behind on time
Common distractions for leaders in a meeting.
Ironically, it had been a week where I really needed to feel the power of the atonement in my life,
… where my own weaknesses, sins, and shortcomings had been evident,
… where I needed to know that I, and my circumstances, could change,
… and yet my attention wandered.
The final meeting was a small Spanish-speaking group sacrament meeting held in a relief society room late in the evening.
Perhaps it was the humble nature of the meeting …
. or perhaps I was more relaxed
. or perhaps it was the Spirit those faithful Saints brought with them to the meeting.
But finally …
… in that last meeting
… as the sacrament was passed …
My eyes and were opened!
And this feeling entered my heart …
“You can change.”
“Because of Me, you can change.”
“Things will get better.”
“And I will help.”
Oh that I might always see Him in the sacrament.
How do you make space to see Him, feel Him, in the sacrament?

“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
“And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” – Matthew 26:26-28

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