Friday, October 17, 2008

The Sacrament

"How can attending your meetings--particularly sacrament meeting--bless you and your family? Regularly partaking of the sacrament will help you keep your baptismal covenant. As you live worthily and renew this covenant weekly, you will qualify for the guidance of the Spirit. The Holy Ghost will guide you and will teach you what you should do to bless your family."
Mary N. Cook, "Strengthen Home and Family," Ensign, Nov. 2007, 12

This quote made me think of how I experience the sacrament, but also how I allow my children to experience it. I don't know if you're this way, but I usually get a little annoyed if my kids take more than 2 seconds while taking the bread or the water. I get worried that they're taking too long...

But I just realized that I'm WAY off!! The sacrament is the most important part of our Sabbath worship! It shouldn't be rushed! I need to let my kids take the time they need. I need to take the time I need, in order to feel the full effect of the sacrament.

This Sunday, I'm going to take my time and really savor the experience of being able to partake of the sacrament!


Anne Bradshaw said...

Great thoughts! Participating in the Sacrament is a blessing to us when we concentrate. Don't worry about the children taking too long. We all need to practice patience :-)

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

My kids always turn their half-slobbered cups upside down and drip into the other cups on their way into the disposal hole. It almost makes my brains fall out!

(Don't mean to mock your main point; it's totally valid-- I need to relax!)

Laurie said...

Haha, we all need a little slobber in our lives, right??? :)

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