Poem for Epiphany

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mom3
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Poem for Epiphany

Post by mom3 » 08 Jan 2018, 22:28

My friend sent this to me today. I hope you enjoy it.
When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:


to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.
"I stayed because it was God and Jesus Christ that I wanted to follow and be like, not individual human beings." Chieko Okazaki Dialogue interview

"I am coming to envision a new persona for the Church as humble followers of Jesus Christ....Joseph and his early followers came forth with lots of triumphalist rhetoric, but I think we need a new voice, one of humility, friendship and service. We should teach people to believe in God because it will soften their hearts and make them more willing to serve." - Richard Bushman

Roy
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Re: Poem for Epiphany

Post by Roy » 09 Jan 2018, 08:56

beautiful!
"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

“It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God’s moral government of the universe, but to give one courage, through faith, to go on in the face of questions he never finds the answer to in his present status.” TPC: Harold B. Lee 223

"I struggle now with establishing my faith that God may always be there, but may not always need to intervene" Heber13

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Re: Poem for Epiphany

Post by Curt Sunshine » 09 Jan 2018, 21:55

Thank you!
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

AmyJ
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Re: Poem for Epiphany

Post by AmyJ » 10 Jan 2018, 11:19

Thank you!
I will use this part of my R.S. lesson on Sunday.

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Re: Poem for Epiphany

Post by AmyJ » 15 Jan 2018, 08:42

Thanks again!

I used this as the first quote for my R.S. lesson. I picked the best reader I knew in the class to do it justice. It absolutely set the tone of the class.

After church, I was talking to the person who read it for me, and she said she was going to post it visibly in her house for further contemplation.

Much good was done because this was shared - thank you!

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