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Sunday, August 12, 2012

"Come to God weary him until he blesses you" Part 1

"490,000 babies will be born today. Each of them unique. And each one of them a link in the greater human chain.

And the moment their umbilical cord is severed, they’ll become an individual, with their own hopes, dreams and desires.

But, in fact, each one of us is actually made up of a dozen systems,  which, in turn, comprise 60 trillion cells, and those cells house countless proteins, DNA, organelles. What appears to be an individual is actually a network.

Each one of us is, in fact, a living, breathing community. But it doesn’t stop there. Why would it?

Every individual hope you harbor, every dream you entertain, every desire you fulfill has an impact far greater than you can imagine.

The threads that connect us are not bound by space or time. What seems to be individual, like a twist of fate, from another perspective, is simply one of those threads pulled things should have been all along. And even when those threads seem irreparably frayed...they never break. Not completely." (Jake Bohm, "Touch", April 12, 2012)

In the next few posts, we'll examine not only those threads, those ties that bind us, but we'll also see how the Lord has asked us -- and prophets have told us -- to tap into the powers of this human network to obtain blessings.

1 comment:

  1. We really are connected. I love the parabola motif in the Provo temple celestial room. The lines of a parabola go infinitely far in both directions, so it will intersect with every other parabola line eventually. I see the parabolas as representing each of us(pre-mortally, now and throughout eternity), representing each truth, and representing each thousand years of the earth's existence. And this is all made possible because of the wisdom of our Heavenly Father and the atonement of our dear Lord and Savior.