Quote Wednesday #1

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If you follow my blog, you probably know about the series of quotes I did over Christmas: 25 Days of Christmas Quotes. Well, lately I’ve been toying with the idea of posting inspirational quotes regularly here on Feast on the Word. (non-Christmas ones, that is) Once a week seemed a good goal, and the phrase “Quote Wednesday” kept popping into my head…not sure why Wednesday, but it’s as good a day as any, right?

While reading Ezra Taft Benson’s talk Jesus Christ – Gifts and Expectations, which I also mentioned in my latest post about New Year’s resolutions (how are those going by the way?), I found a quote that forced me to get going on Quote Wednesday right now.

Yup. It’s blow-your-socks-off material.

So without further ado…the first quote in my new series, Quote Wednesday:

“A few years ago we knew our Elder Brother in the pre-existence Jesus well, and we knew his, and our, Father in heaven. We rejoiced at the upcoming opportunity for earth life that would make it possible for us to have a fullness of joy like they had. We could hardly wait to demonstrate to our Father and our Brother, the Lord, how much we loved them and how we would be obedient to them in spite of the earthly opposition of the evil one. And now we’re here—our memories are veiled—and we’re showing God and ourselves what we can do. And nothing is going to startle us more when we pass through the veil to the other side than to realize how well we know our Father and how familiar his face is to us. And then, President Young said, we’re going to wonder why we were so stupid while on earth.” (Ezra Taft Benson)

Let me just repeat that last part:

“…nothing is going to startle us more when we pass through the veil to the other side than to realize how well we know our Father and how familiar his face is to us. And then, President Young said, we’re going to wonder why we were so stupid while on earth.”

That last sentence? About us wondering why we were so stupid while on earth? I’m pretty sure my face swam up in President Young’s mind when he said those words.

Like I said, blow-your-socks-off material.

Hmm…already loving Quote Wednesday!

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