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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Manly Man Training # 10: Remember

On Easter Sunday there is much to remind us of Christ.  But to be honest most of the world turns to candy, food, eggs and fun things that as a minimum co-exist with Christ and as a maximum lead us away from him.  We must be the leader in our home to show remembrance of our Savior.  Not just on Easter but every Sunday and indeed every day. 

On Easter we must be sure to attend church and let the Spirit touch our hearts with the reality of Christ and his caring and representation of our Father's caring for us.  We must share our celebration of the Savior's victory with family and close friends.  We must remember who we are and the value that we are to God.  Then let this realization help us live as God has encouraged us to do to follow him, to show our recognition of our value to Him and our acceptance of His ways as our way.  And don't forget because his atonement and resurrection are real, that our ability to repent and be forgiven is real as well. 

We may choose to participate in some of the cultural celebrations of the Holiday, but don't let the candy and the egg hunts and a gift or two take center stage from our Savior.  Let our homes remember Him. 

As a Manly Man we must remember our Savior.  We must recall he was resurrected after living his life as an example and completing the atonement.  What does that mean for us as a manly man? 

How can our example remind our families of our Savior and his life, death and resurrection?  Will our actions assure them that this is what is important to us?  That our values are in line with Him?  Will they respect us enough to desire to follow in our footsteps?  If they follow, will our footsteps lead them to Christ? 

Luke 24: Highlights

2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
5 ...Why seek ye the living among the dead?  
6 He is not here, but is risen...
12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
 49 ... be endued with power from on high.
53 And [they] were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.


  1. i found myself thinking alot more about the real reason for Easter this year - i think my personal studies on my mission on/around whatever holiday it happened to be have stuck with me even now and helped me to ponder more on the purpose of our holidays :) i wished just about every customer at the bank this past week a happy Easter and i wondered how many of them would be celebrating the true meaning of Easter when they got together with their families and friends. i very much enjoy being married to a manly man who knows and appreciates the real meaning of Easter!

  2. also the video made me cry and made me excited to be able to give Jesus a big hug one day and say "thank you". it also made me love the print that you and mom had framed for me even more :) i love you dad!!! thank you so much for being a manly man and teaching me to love the Savior :)


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