David A. Bednar . 25 Jan. , BYU-I Religion Symposium, “The Character of Christ”. Read 29 Jan. , Ricks College Symposium, “Come Unto Christ”. Can anyone explain the story which involved Bednar and a tragic car accident? How does this story make you feel? What points stood out to. Discover ideas about Light Of Christ. The Character of Christ- David A. Bednar God and Jesus Christ. Light Of ChristLds TalksLds SeminaryLds.

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Let me describe one final episode related to these three tragic deaths.

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It will lead to obedience to the requirements of the Gospel; and the few words that I may deliver to my brethren and sisters and friends this afternoon will be with the direct view of leading them to God. The complaining sister had a cold and did not feel well, and she basically chewed out the Relief Society president for not being thoughtful or compassionate enough to arrange for meals to be delivered to her home.

Indeed we must honor our covenants and live worthily and do all that we can do to qualify for the gift; but ultimately the gift of charity possesses us–we do not posses it see Moroni 7: Recognizing that He Himself was about to intensely and personally experience the absence of both comfort and peace, and in a moment when His heart was perhaps troubled and afraid, the Master reached outward and offered to others the very blessings that could and would have strengthened Him.

This was before the day of cell and cordless phones. The usages I found most relevant, however, relate to “. Having just sweat great drops of blood from every pore as part of the infinite and eternal Atonement, the Redeemer encountered a multitude:. Indeed, it is possible for us as mortals to strive in righteousness to receive the spiritual gifts associated with the capacity to reach outward and appropriately respond to other people who are experiencing the very challenge or adversity that is most immediately and forcefully pressing upon us.

During the course of our telephone conversation and as I listened to both the information being conveyed and the voice of our friend, I gradually became aware of two important things. And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew unto Jesus to kiss him.

Our friend was receiving updated information about the condition of the young women in the very moment she was informing me about the accident and requesting my help. And clearly we are being blessed with this marvelous gift as we increasingly reach outward when the natural man or woman in us would typically turn inward.


Charity is not a trait or characteristic we acquire exclusively through our own purposive persistence and determination. Indeed, the depth of suffering and compassion is intimately linked to the depth of love felt by the ministering one.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Because Jesus resisted it perfectly, He understood temptation perfectly, hence He can help us.

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She further reported that the identity of the deceased young woman was not yet known. I faintly heard the nurse bednad this faithful mother and friend that the young woman pronounced dead at the scene of the accident had been positively identified as her daughter.

His character is such that He “[suffered] temptations of every kind” Alma 7: Second, I detected that the mother simultaneously was using two telephone handsets–with one in each hand pressed to each of her ears. Character is revealed, for example, in the power to discern the suffering chris other people when we ourselves are suffering; in the ability to detect the hunger of others when we are hungry; and in the power to reach out and extend compassion for the spiritual bedjar of others when we are in the midst of our own spiritual distress.

Thus, the character of Christ is manifested as He reached outward and bwdnar to one who was suffering–even as He himself was experiencing anguish and besnar. Let me suggest that you and I must be praying and yearning and striving and working to cultivate a Christlike char acter if we hope to receive the spiritual gift of char ity–the pure love of Christ. We cannot obtain such a capacity through sheer willpower or personal determination. She then asked if I could go to the hospital, meet the ambulance charactrr it arrived, and assist in identifying the young women.

First, this friend’s daughter was one of the young women involved in the accident. Note His response to the guard as described in verse I know that He lives.

The revelations of the Lord to his creatures are adapted to the lowest capacity, and they bring life and salvation to all who are willing to receive them.

I will say that the world could not understand them. Consider how, as the Lord was taken to Calvary and the awful agony of the crucifixion was commenced, He pleaded with the Father in behalf of the soldiers to “.


Maxwell — taught a principle that has impressed me deeply and been the focus for much of my studying, reflecting, and pondering. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: And the lovely countenances and physical features of these young women had been badly marred.

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The Lord determines if and when we receive all spiritual gifts, but we must do all in our power to desire and yearn and invite and qualify for such gifts. My prayer for each of us is that through our study of this sacred volume of scripture we will more fully come unto Him; more completely become like Him; and more fervently worship, reverence, and adore Him.

Rather, we are dependent upon and in need of “the merits, mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah” 2 Nephi 2: If such a capacity is indeed the ultimate chist of moral character, then the Savior of the curist is the perfect example of such a consistent and charitable character.

May we reach outward when the natural tendency for us is chraacter turn inward, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. Her daughter had been one of the victims in the accident, and she and I had talked several times about her desires for the funeral program. It may not all have been translated characte, and many precious things may have been rejected in the compilation and translation of the Bible; but we understand, from the writings of one of the Apostles, that if all the sayings and doings of the Savior had been written, the world could not contain them.

Chrisf statement from Elder Maxwell provides the answer to each of these powerful questions:.

As you know, we will have a closed casket at the funeral. Nevertheless, I believe there are several conceptual connections that are important for us to consider and ponder. There was urgency in her voice, but there was no panic or excessive alarm. Please note the important differences in verse 11 between the King James version and the Joseph Smith Translation: What enabled Him to seek comfort and peace for those whose need was so much less than His?

I know that He lives.