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Friday, March 18, 2016

Knowing Jesus Christ

                Individuals, families, communities and nations can be strengthened by knowing more about Jesus ChristEvery person, whether Christian or not, can become stronger by learning about the Savior and following in His footsteps.

                Many of us call ourselves Christians and claim to follow Christ, but how many of us invest our time in thinking about the Savior?  How much time and effort do we invest in reflecting on his life?  Is Jesus Christ the center of our lives?

                President Howard W. Hunter declared, “Surely life would be more peaceful, surely marriages and families would be stronger, certainly neighborhoods and nations would be safer and kinder and more constructive if more of the gospel of Jesus Christ `with sweetness’ could fill our breasts….
                “Every day of our lives and in every season of the year …, Jesus asks each of us, as he did following his triumphant entry into Jerusalem those many years ago, `What think ye of Christ?  Whose son is he?’ (Matthew  22:42).
                “We declare that he is the Son of God, and the reality of that fact should stir our souls more frequently.
                “We must know Christ better than we know him; we must remember him more often than we remember him; we must serve him more valiantly than we serve him.  Then we will drink water springing up unto eternal life and will eat the bread of life.”  (See Teachings of Presidents of the Church –Howard W. Hunter, [2015], pp. 40-41.) 

                President Hunter taught that we could bring peace to our marriages, families, neighborhoods and nations simply by thinking about Jesus Christ and pondering His life.  I know at President Hunter is a prophet of God; therefore, I know that we can strengthen ourselves, families, communities, and nations by following his counsel.

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