Sunday, November 7, 2021

Elder Richard G. Scott offers an Easter invitation

Elder Richard G. Scott (1928-2015) served as a Seventy from 1977-1988, when he was called to the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.  He passed away in September 2015 at the age of 86.
"I energetically encourage you to establish a personal study plan to better understand and appreciate the incomparable, eternal, infinite consequences of Jesus Christ's perfect fulfillment of His divinely appointed calling as our Savior and Redeemer. Profound personal pondering of the scriptures accompanied by searching, heartfelt prayer will fortify your understanding of and appreciation for His priceless Atonement. Another powerful way to learn of Jesus Christ and His Atonement is through consistent temple attendance....
"This Easter, resolve to make the Lord Jesus Christ the living center of your home. Be sure that every decision you make, whether it be of a spiritual or physical nature, be guided by the thought 'What would the Lord Jesus Christ have me do?' When the Savior is the center of your home, it is filled with peace and serenity. There is a spirit of calm assurance that pervades the home."
- Richard G. Scott, "He Lives! All Glory to His Name!", General Conference April 2010
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Even when it is not Easter, this challenge is still applicable and significant for us. Any day is a wonderful time to reflect on the Savior's love for us and on our relationship to Him.

I loved Elder Scott's "energetic encouragement." He gave a worthwhile suggestion to start a "personal study plan," including "profound personal pondering" and "searching, heartfelt prayer," to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the "priceless Atonement."  We would certainly be blessed in any season to accept that invitation.

Is the Savior "at the center" of my home? How can I make Him more a part of my life?

(Compilation and commentary by David Kenison, Orem, Utah, 2021)
March 30, 2015

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