Friday, January 3, 2014

I love seminary

Seminary is my favorite. Yesterday I had the opportunity to go for the 5th time this school year. It made me happy.

We talked a lot about missionary moments and warm fuzzies :) Makes me want to get a bunch of BOMs to carry around with me everywhere. I love hearing what my classmates (and teacher) are doing to spread the gospel. It reminds me of myself as an investigator. I had many much "I can relate" moments that morning :)

Then we moved on to discuss Mosiah 25. To be quite honest, I was totally lost. I guess it helps to go to class every day, d'you think??

I really liked how we talked about being happy and sad at the same time. 
Mosiah 25:7-11
7 And now, when Mosiah had made an end of reading the records, his people who tarried in the land were struck with wonder and amazement.
8 For they knew not what to think; for when they beheld those that had been delivered out of bondage they were filled with exceedingly great joy.
9 And again, when they thought of their brethren who had been slain by the Lamanites they were filled with sorrow, and even shed many tears of sorrow.
10 And again, when they thought of the immediate goodness of God, and his power in delivering Alma and his brethren out of the hands of the Lamanites and of bondage, they did raise their voices and give thanks to God.
11 And again, when they thought upon the Lamanites, who were their brethren, of their sinful and polluted state, they were filled with pain and anguish for the welfare of their souls.

See? Being happy and sad at the same time. Some examples were shared, as well. One that struck me was from church history, when they had to leave Nauvoo, right after they had finished the temple. They were happy to have finished, but sad to be leaving their awesome temple that they had worked so hard to finish. 

For me, an example of being happy and sad at the same time can be found in the fact that I went to seminary yesterday. I was so happy to be able to go, but at the same time sad because it was only the 5th time I've gone all school year. Ridiculousness, I'm telling you. 

Some questions our teacher asked us were, "how's your revelation coming? Do you recognize the Spirit's influence?" I realized I need to work on those things. I'll have days or even weeks when I feel the Spirit regularly, but then life happens and I forget to be listening for His promptings. 

Anywho. So basically, I love seminary and I really wish I could go more often. Especially cuz it's the Book of Mormon. I grew up learning about the Bible (even though it wasn't the best Bible education ever....), but I don't know the BOM as well as I would like to. Having read it three times kind of helps, but there are confusing parts that I still don't quite get. 

Go to seminary, people! It's an amazing opportunity, and you don't wanna waste it :) 

<3 Marie-Rose

6 comments:

  1. I know! I love seminary!

    Keep reading! You've read the bom more times than most normal teenagers ever do! You will keep understanding it every time you read it!

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  2. I agree with you that seminary is great! keep reading! It took me years to understand what the heck was going on (granted I did start trying to read it at about the same time I was learning to read Cat in the Hat so you'll catch on much faster.) Don't worry too much about understanding the entire thing yet, focus more on finding flecks of gold like in this video --------------> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEfg-Z-TOc8

    Thanks so much for your testimony. You inspire me. I'm going to go read the BOM now.

    -Whit



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    1. Aww, thanks :) I think I got this :)

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  3. I really love seminary! It always gives me a great start to my day!

    The more often I read the Book of Mormon, the more I grow to love it. Sometimes it's really tricky to understand. But especially recently, I have found that sometimes it's not the words of this holy book that are most important, but the Spirit we feel when reading it. We can receive personal revelation while reading it. Of course, the words and stories are still super important.
    One thing to remember about the Spirit is it speaks in different ways to different people. It's really cool to discover how the Holy Ghost speaks to you personally. It takes time, but is so rewarding.
    <3

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