Image - "Sacrament Meeting" by Doc Christensen

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.”
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It’s so easy for the ordinance of the sacrament to become routine
… something we do without much thought.
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My calling sometimes takes me to visit multiple congregations and sacrament meetings throughout the day.
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A few Sunday’s ago, I participated in three sacrament meetings.
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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.
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Ironically, it had been a week where I really needed to feel the power of the atonement in my life,
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… 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.
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The final meeting was a small Spanish-speaking group sacrament meeting held in a relief society room late in the evening.
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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.
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But finally …
… in that last meeting
… as the sacrament was passed …
My eyes and were opened!
And this feeling entered my heart …
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“You can change.”
“Because of Me, you can change.”
“Things will get better.”
“And I will help.”
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Oh that I might always see Him in the sacrament.
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How do you make space to see Him, feel Him, in the sacrament?
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“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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