Just a short thank you to Jerry Johnston. He has continually provided insights
into gospel principles without being judgemental or preachy. I enjoy reading
his words and then just letting them roll around in my mind. They always touch
me. Thanks, Jerry.
Say Chuck, it's a shame that you got that message out of it because several
times during the course of the article it pointedly said just the opposite. The
Sacrament for everyone, at least everyone who's goal it is to become better, a
little at a time.
Well now. Thats interesting. Chad and Todd seem to be able to dispense all the
bitter, nasty advise they want to us all but as soon as we voice an opinion we
are branded as self righteous, judgemental and holier than thou. It seems to me
that you guys are the ones who think a little too highly of yourselves. Of
course, that is just my observation, I'd hate to be told I didn't have the
intelligence to think for myself and the right to voice an opinion without being
I seen people pass it up routinely because they don't think there worthy. But a
few years ago in new era read talk were someone said you should take it too many
don't that should.
From what I read: in fewer words, no one should receive sacrament.
ramper,You exactly prove Chad's point. There is not reason to have
responded at all except that you felt the need to make yourself into a "living
sermon" -- a self-righteous, arrogant "example" of how everyone else should be
-- LIKE RAMPER!The amazing thing is how blind self-righteous people
are to what they are doing! They don't even see how foolish they are making
comments like yours.Amazing, isn't it?
Sorry about that Jerry. That previous post was for Chad.
Interesting observance Jerry. I certainly share your criticism of
"holier-than-thou" types and they are not in short supply. However, one of the
purposes of the sacrament is to self-evaluate. That requires me to hold the
mirror up to myself, not to others. I will leave that to far more spiritual and
worthy individuals than myself.
Jerry,Where have you been? Didn't you know that it is the duty and
privilege of all Latter-day Saints to give gospel advice to their fellow members
as well as nonmembers? Along with the advice comes a heavy dose of judgment and
condemnation -- after all, nobody is perfect, but it takes a good Latter-day
Saint to point out all the imperfections in his neighbor after he home teaches
them and learns all their family secrets!Wake up and smell the
Postum, buddy! The entire purpose of the Church is for each person to take on
that holier-than-thou attitude of self-righteousness and to give gospel and
personal and family advice to others!
Was I the only one who felt a little uncomfortable reading this article? I
don't think the author should be giving gospel advice. That is something
reserved for the Church leaders.
I don't think everything about the gospel is "simple." It is that attitude that
keeps the Sunday Schools on a elementary level.
Great piece for all ages. Simple, yet speaks volumes. Sacrament is far more than
just a robotic act each week. Humble reflection on imperfection needs to be the