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This Easter Season

None Were With Him

I know I’m a little early for the Easter post.. but I hope everyone who sees this link will take the time to watch this. (on their own, in private)
Yes, it’s old. but it’s by far one of the best.
If I’m being honest, most every Easter season for me is about the holiday, family, and new clothes aspect.
This season, I’m not really sure what happened. Whatever happened I’m super grateful it did. I feel a different kind of love and gratitude for my Savior. I’m starting to realize slowly how HUGE Christ’s sacrifice was. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been thankful and known the facts, but not on a personal level like I do now. Like my friend Chari said in her farewell talk, you gain a testimony when you know that Christ would have suffered for your sins and died for you even if you were the ONLY person on the Earth. That’s how much he loves each of us. Even someone who is so lost in sin, and feels they can never come back.. He would have sacrificed His life just for them. I’m so grateful for the Atonement. I’m so grateful for the resurrection of Christ so that we can live again with Him. I know these things are real because the Holy Ghost has testified it to me. Although it might not mean much coming from a 20 year old.. I just want everyone who sees this to know what I know, and hopefully feel the same type of feelings I feel from watching this video and believing Jeffrey R. Holland’s words are true.

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Wednesday Inspiration

No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness β€” they have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means β€” the only complete realist.

C.S. Lewis

 

I’m so grateful for Christ’s example. I never looked at it this way before. This gave me more motivation be a better, stronger person. Making good choices defines me more than my mistakes do. As it is for all of us. I grow more by resisting than I do by giving in. Just knowing that makes me work harder and feel confident that I can resist temptation.

 

Happy Wednesday! xoxo

 

Lex