Having His hands placed upon my head

I must admit, because I have served in the Young Men’s programs of the Church for almost all of my adult life, I have not attended very many High Priest Group meetings on Sundays. In fact, until now, I don’t think I’ve attended two weeks in a row. High Priest Groups generally have a reputation for either being a time for the “more seasoned” men of the ward to take naps or for less-than-stellar teaching – or both. But this past Sunday I was visiting my parents ward in Coos Bay, Oregon, where I heard a really cool thought (just to debunk the aforementioned reputation.) Read more of this post

“Am I really worthy to enter His house?”

Photo: Rachel Bishop

Like many who have the priesthood, I’ve had the responsibility to interview members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to determine worthiness to enter what we refer to as “the House of the Lord” or Temples.

It is a brief interview with a series of questions inquiring about strength of beliefs and faith, honesty, support of leaders, adherence to laws and commandments among other questions.  It represents the bare minimum of faithfulness one needs to enter the temple and participate in sacred ceremonies. (To find out more about temples, how they are different from standard chapels, who can enter, and other info, click here.) Read more of this post

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