Stripped down

One of the downsides, if you could call it that, of reading in the Bloggernacle is that of extreme discontent.

I am no longer content at church. The lessons I hear sound hollow. The doctrine being taught lacks depth. The inequality, insensitivity, and pride seem rampant.

As I sit in Sacrament Meeting and ponder these things, my mind is brought to the 6th chapter of John:

  1. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
  2. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
  3. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
  4. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
  5. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
  6. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
  7. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
  8. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
  9. When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
  10. What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
  11. It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
  12. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
  13. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
  14. ¶ From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
  15. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
  16. Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
  17. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

I echo the words of Peter: to whom shall we go? Despite the failings and discontent I have, where else would I find the Priesthood of God, so that I may receiving the ordinances of salvation?


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