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Recent Reflections While Partaking of the Sacrament

TitleRecent Reflections While Partaking of the Sacrament
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsPeterson, Daniel C.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
KeywordsEarly Church History; Jesus Christ; Knight, Joseph, Sr.; Obedience; Sacrament; Smith, Joseph, Jr.

Sometimes, obedience to the principles of the Gospel and tending faithfully to our stewardships can seem — and can be — a burden. Moreover, we mortal humans are fallible and weak, and we’re free. Accordingly, I’m convinced that the Father (a supremely masterful strategist and tactician) builds in redundancies so as to ensure that his purposes will be achieved even when his mortal servants falter. At the very heart of his plan, though, there could be no redundancy. Only one person could do what absolutely, desperately, needed to be done.