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Sunday, April 6, 2014

More like Him: Atonement

It seems that some topics in life never get old.  There is always a bit more to learn and a new bit of information that gets the old mind into thinking.  I know that Jesus Christ atoned for all mankind, that through this act of sacrifice and kindness, that all of mankind may be come whole.  What I never thought of before was that Christ can not only heal us from the mistakes that we have made personally, but he can heal us from the heartache that is caused when people we love make choices that hurt our hearts.  He can heal these wounds too.  When we tap into the atoning power we can see our situation through spiritual eyes.  Then we can love those we are hurting for the same way the Savior loves us.  It is hard to put away our earthly feelings of pride in being right, if they only listened then they would have to experience this pain.  But the Savior takes us where we are like in the story of the prodigal son.  Not only does he welcome us back, he has a party with the best food and gives us new clothes and makes us feel welcome.  I am learning to love like this.  It is not easy as I am human and sometimes wants answers, but when I forget those answers and just love it feels right.

"Not as the world gives, but as I do". . . I know this to be true.


  1. Very well said, Stacy. It's so wonderful when we can see situations not through our eyes, but the eyes of the Savior. It puts a whole different perspective on things.

  2. So many things to learn on this crazy journey of life. I think you're doing a great job! I've learned very similar lessons over the years. Still am!

  3. This reminds me of a conference talk I heard last week. Is that what got you thinking about the atonement? It was a good one, though I can't remember right now who gave it.