The Church of Jesus Christ is rooted in the truth of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s vision for mankind as communicated through scripture. It represents the kingdom of Jesus Christ as He established it here on earth; restored in glory for mankind with the same gifts, ordinances, structure and faith. The Church serves humbly as a gateway through which God’s spirit can be shared with the world. It is a spiritual home for people across the globe and a conduit for God’s blessings and miracles.
If there’s one parent-ism I’ve said to our kids a zillion times, it’s this: “You might not agree or understand this now, but someday you will.”
It’s different than “Because I’m the mom (or dad) and I said so,” although that’s been heard in our home too. Less dismissive and authoritarian, the first statement stems from a parent realizing (usually after intense bargaining) that no amount of explanation will satisfy the child and the awareness that he/she is not developmentally ready to fully grasp the gravity behind your decision or action. Born out of great love, it implies the child needs to trust you enough to accept what they do not like or understand at the moment.
For today's Best of Miracle Monday, we're republishing "Miracle of the Stolen Books" from November 5, 2012 submitted by Brother Stephen Kyriakakos.
On January 29, 2012, I went out to my car to go to work. I noticed the driver's side door was open and several items were stolen. Among the missing items were my grandfather Rudy Meo's leather bookcase with his Bible and Book of Mormon inside (pictured here).
This devastated me because he had just passed away a year earlier. For a week, I was torn up at the loss of these books because they were one of only two things given to me that belonged to him — and they were just gone.