- NEAL A. MAXWELL
- NEAL A. MAXWELL
But this story has entered History and the primary world; the desire and aspiration of sub-creation has been raised to the fulfillment of Creation.
The Birth of Christ is the eucatastrophe of Man’s history. The Resurrection is the eucatastrophe of the story of the Incarnation.
This story begins and ends with joy. It has pre-eminently the inner consistency of reality. There is no tale ever told that men would rather find was true, and none which so many skeptical men have accepted as true on its own merits. For the Art of it has the supremely convincing tone of Primary Art, that is, of Creation. To reject it leads either to sadness or to wrath….
But this story is supreme; and it is true.
Art has been verified. God is the Lord, of angels, and of men—and of elves. Legend and History have met and fused..."
-- J.R.R. Tolkien, On Faerie Stories
#easter #jesusisrisen #resurrection #jesuschrist #resurrection
"One consequence of Elder Oaks’ clarifying sermon is that it should have an immediate, personal application to every member who applies for a temple recommend."
#lds #mormon #ldsconf
"Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them."
-- Luke 24:39-43
#easter #jesuschrist #resurrection
"And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection. But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ."
--The Book of Mormon, Mosiah 16:7-8
While I know where some of the traffic is coming from, the vast majority of visits are linked from Facebook conversations and most of it isn't from Facebook conversations that I can see among my own friends.
So there are a bunch of people talking about things I wrote over a year ago, but I have no idea what they are saying.
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