Sunday, November 2, 2008

AND THEN THE BISHOP SAID THIS ABOUT PROP 8...

This morning, at the end of our sacrament meeting, our Bishop gave the closing prayer. That was unusual in and of itself. This is a man who doesn't speak much. He smiles a lot, but he's not a particularly warm and fuzzy individual. He hasn't been blessed with the gift of flowery speech-not by a long shot. That, added to the fact that he buried his sweetheart less than two weeks ago has made him a little bit scarce at the pulpit as a speaker....he shows up for activities, he's just not speaking what one might consider "overly much". But it was the content of his prayer that brought the house down, so to speak. When he finished, there was complete silence. No one moved. It didn't last long, but long enough for everyone to realize what had just happened. It was powerful...

He stood at the pulpit and thanked the Lord for our blessings. He thanked the Lord for the Spirit we had felt during the meeting and for the opportunity to uplift and edify one another. And then he spoke about the upcoming election. He spoke about how hard the Saints had worked in defending our faith and upholding His Son's commandments. He asked that our minds, as well as the minds of everyone in our ward boundary's jurisdiction, be clear as they enter into the voting booth and that we all vote with clear conscious and clear minds. And then he did this.

He called upon the powers of Heaven and the keys of the Priesthood which he holds, for the Spirit of God to rest upon the voting booths, that individuals entering therein may cast their votes with clarity, with good conscious, and that the people would be INSPIRED to make correct decisions
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Amen...

6 comments:

Kittylitter said...

(My 1st droppings into the Katzbox... it's such a milestone for me, so electronically deficient as I am.)

I thought I was the only one who noticed that silence in Sacrament meeting. Even after the silence ended I sat there and contemplated what had just transpired, what a wonderful Gift of Spirit.

My hope, as your's, is that since we did it once in 2000 with 61% of the vote, we can beat this prop. 8 with more percentage points...AND BE DONE WITH IT!!! Do I hear an Amen?

The Katzbox said...

amen and amen. Also, I found out that EVERY Bishop in EVERY ward in EVERY stake in California did the EXACT SAME THING in EVERY Sacrament meeting in EVERY building...cool huh? That is a LOT of Priesthood resting upon those polls.

And hey, look at your name...you were custom made to "drop" comments into this here blog...hahahahahaha

Eliot Bowman said...

Wow...that is just so powerful. The faith of the Saints is incredible!

The Katzbox said...

That it is Eliot...that it is....and I know you would have been on the front lines mister, heading the march, banner in front...and I'm certain your day is coming, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it)...protect your wife and children, honey...

Diane said...

deb...i got the kittylitter thing too...in the katzbox...funny, funny. And I have loved reading about your faith (which I have witnessed) and your passion (which I have also witnessed...and loved)
I am prepared to wait in line and vote. no early voting in VA...so I am anticipating some long lines.

The Katzbox said...

Diane, you're willing to wait in long lines to vote because you're a rock star at passion your own self....