Priesthood blessing of healing

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Re: Priesthood blessing of healing

Post by nibbler » 25 Jan 2018, 09:09

I think whether or not someone has the priesthood helps some people have a little more faith or confidence than they otherwise would.

The person giving the blessing may feel more confident because they have the priesthood.
The person receiving the blessing may feel more confident because the person giving them the blessing has the priesthood.

I think the positive energy that can be derived from confidence can be calming, even healing, and that people can develop that level of confidence outside the labels, rules, and formality of the PH.
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Re: Priesthood blessing of healing

Post by Roy » 25 Jan 2018, 14:10

nibbler wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 09:09
I think whether or not someone has the priesthood helps some people have a little more faith or confidence than they otherwise would.

The person giving the blessing may feel more confident because they have the priesthood.
The person receiving the blessing may feel more confident because the person giving them the blessing has the priesthood.

I think the positive energy that can be derived from confidence can be calming, even healing, and that people can develop that level of confidence outside the labels, rules, and formality of the PH.
I had this discussion recently with DW over a missionary coming home. They are told to report to the SP and follow all mission rules until they do so. The SP does not do any kid of ritual to release you as a missionary. He basically says "thank you for your service" and asks you to remove the badge. Wearing the badge or not does not in itself contain any special properties. What might happen if the returning missionary just took off the badge upon arriving home and neglected to visit the SP?

All of this was a moot point because the family of the returning missionary was very keen on following established tradition to the letter in order to avoid anything inappropriate. Sometimes we, as humans, ask for rules, standards, and norms and then we receive them.
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