This discussion of Elder Renlund’s “Our Good Shepherd” (April 2017) took us all up, down, and around the concepts of sin and Christlike compassion for those who sin. We discuss the idea that healing takes time, we share a story or two of seeing those who sin as Christ would, and we take a stab at understanding what bigotry is and how to avoid it! (Hint: Bigotry does not come from the same root word as “bigote” in Spanish… which means mustache…)
“Time is the medium through which the power of the Atonement is made manifest in our lives.” - Brad Wilcox (http://www2.byui.edu/Presentations/Transcripts/EducationWeek/2015_07_31_Wilcox.htm).
“When something is over and done with, when it has been repented of as fully as it can be repented of, when life has moved on as it should and a lot of other wonderfully good things have happened since then, it is not right to go back and open up some ancient wound that the Son of God Himself died trying to heal.” - Elder Holland (https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/jeffrey-r-holland_remember-lots-wife/).
President Nelson’s quote on sustaining prophets: “Our sustaining of prophets is a personal commitment that we will do our utmost to uphold their prophetic priorities. Our sustaining is an oath-like indication that we recognize their calling as a prophet to be legitimate and binding upon us.” (https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2014/10/sustaining-the-prophets?lang=eng).
Story of a man who ran a marathon with the person who talked him out of committing suicide. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/24/did-man-suicidal-runs-marathon-stranger-talked-bridge/).
- Music by Jonny Easton - “Homeward Bound.”