Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sacrifice brings forth life.

Photo taken in Israel in May of 2010.
Christ's Life of sacrifice culminated with the sacrifice of His life.
"A religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things
never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvaton".
Joseph Smith, "Lectures on Faith"
The word sacrifice comes from the Latin words "sacer" meaning sacred and "facere" meaning to make. So sacrifice means "to make sacred." We mostly think the sacrifice to be a negative, as something hard, painful, or having to give up something we don't want to. We focus on what we will lose out on.... doing without something, or giving up something. The more correct way of looking at sacrifice in our own life, is that it is the process of making our lives sacred. We will gain, not lose... but need to "lose" our life, to gain.

1 comment:

  1. David,

    Beautiful, as always I so enjoy your insight and words of wisdom, let alone your beautiful pictures.