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justfunreverence1 (Quote from Elder Christoffersen)

Reverence for sacred things, from Elder D. Todd Christoffersen


Elder D. Todd Christofferson taught the following about reverence for things sacred:

“The importance of having a sense of the sacred is simply this—if one does not appreciate holy things, he will lose them.  Absent a feeling of reverence, he will grow increasingly casual in attitude and lax in conduct. He will drift from the moorings that his covenants with God could provide. His feeling of accountability to God will diminish and then be forgotten.  On the other hand, with a sense of the sacred, one grows in understanding and truth. The Holy Spirit becomes his frequent and then constant companion.  More and more he will stand in holy places and be entrusted with holy things.  Rather than drifting into carelessness, may your life be one of increasing exactness in obedience. I hope you will think and feel and dress and act in ways that show reverence and respect for sacred things, sacred places, sacred occasions.” (BYU Speeches, November 2004)


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