David A. Bednar . 25 Jan. , BYU-I Religion Symposium, “The Character of Christ”. Read 29 Jan. , Ricks College Symposium, “Come Unto Christ”. Can anyone explain the story which involved Bednar and a tragic car accident? How does this story make you feel? What points stood out to. Discover ideas about Light Of Christ. The Character of Christ- David A. Bednar God and Jesus Christ. Light Of ChristLds TalksLds SeminaryLds.

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Maxwell presided at the training session, and on a Friday night and a Saturday morning he, the Idaho Area Presidency, and other general church officers instructed a group of approximately one hundred stake presidents. I will say that the world could not understand them.

Our friend indicated one of the young women had already been pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and that the two other young women were badly injured and presently were being transported to the regional medical center in Fayetteville.

His character is such that He “[suffered] temptations of every kind” Alma 7: He said, “There would have been no Atonement except for the character of Christ. After returning home from bedjar area training meeting in Twin Falls, the first question I attempted to answer was “What is character? We appropriately and rightly speak with reverence and awe of young men who sacrificed their lives to rescue stranded handcart pioneers and of other mighty men and women who repeatedly gave their all to establish the Church in the early days of the Restoration.

What enabled Him to seek comfort and peace for those whose need was chhrist much less than His? The Lord determines if and when we receive all spiritual gifts, but we must do all in our power to desire and yearn and invite and qualify for such gifts. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: In the great intercessory prayer, offered immediately before Jesus went forth with His disciples over the brook Cedron to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Master prayed for His disciples and for all:.

Consider how, as the Lord was taken to Calvary and the awful agony of the crucifixion was commenced, He pleaded with the Father in behalf of the soldiers to “.

How was the Master able to reach outward when a lesser being would have turned inward? Oh how I appreciate their quiet and powerful examples. Once again the fundamental character of Christ is revealed magnificently in this tender incident.

Nevertheless, I believe there are several conceptual connections that are important for us to consider and ponder. She further reported that the identity of the deceased young woman was not yet known. Note His response to the guard as described in verse I was just wondering.


What enabled Him to seek comfort and peace for those whose need was so much less than His? As we increasingly act in a manner congruent with the character of Christ, then perhaps we are indicating to heaven in a most powerful manner our desire for the supernal spiritual gift of charity. Etymologically there is no relationship between these two words. Indeed we must honor our covenants and live worthily and do all that we can do to qualify for the gift; but ultimately the gift of charity possesses us–we do not posses it see Moroni 7: I noted earlier in my remarks that the letters A, C, and T form a central component in the word char act er.

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Someone has said only those who resist temptation really understand the power of temptation. My prayer for each of us is that through our study of this sacred volume lf scripture we will more fully come unto Him; more completely become like Him; and more fervently worship, reverence, and adore Him.

I became aware that as she was talking with me, she was also talking with a nurse at a small rural hospital who had initially attended to the three accident victims.

Our friend lived approximately 35 miles from the hospital and therefore needed the assistance of someone who lived closer to the city. Let me suggest that you and I must be praying, yearning, striving, and working to cultivate a Christlike character if we hope to receive the spiritual gift of charity—the pure love of Christ.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. The Lord determines if and when we receive all spiritual gifts, but we must do all in our power to desire, yearn, invite, and qualify for such gifts. Rather, we are dependent upon and in need of “the merits, mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah” 2 Nephi 2: But “line upon line, precept upon precept” 2 Nephi Her daughter had been bevnar of the victims in the accident, and she and I had talked several times about her desires for the funeral program.

Chriwt is revealed, for example, in the power to discern the suffering of other people when we ourselves are suffering; in the ability to detect the hunger of others when cchrist are hungry; and in the power to reach out and extend compassion for the spiritual agony of others when we are in the midst of our own spiritual distress. I then drove to the hospital with a concern in my heart for the well-being of the two other beautiful young women who had been involved in the accident.

I conclude now by returning to where I began–the statement by Elder Maxwell in that special training session last September: Second, I detected that the mother simultaneously was using two telephone handsets–with one in each hand pressed to each of her ears. He also was tempted by the adversary to inappropriately use His supernal power to satisfy physical desires by commanding that stones be made bread, to gain recognition by casting Himself down from the pinnacle of the temple, and to obtain wealth and power and prestige in exchange for chaarcter down and worshiping the tempter see Matthew 4: Interestingly, when we look up the word “character” in the topical guide of our scriptures, we discover that it is cross-referenced to the topics of honesty, honor, and integrity.


She then asked if I could go to the hospital, meet the ambulance when it arrived, and assist in identifying the young women.

A day or so later, in the midst of program planning and detail arranging for the three cyrist, I received a phone call from the Relief Society president of my home ward. There was urgency in her voice, but there was no panic or excessive alarm. In the upper room on the night of the Last Supper, the chqracter night during which He would experience the greatest suffering that ever took place in all of the worlds created by Him, Christ spoke about the Comforter and peace:.

I was listening to this good woman in the very moment that she learned of the death of her precious daughter. Let me describe one final episode related to these three tragic deaths.

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Thus, the character of Christ is manifested as He reached outward and ministered to one who was suffering–even as He himself was experiencing anguish and torment.

On the day of her daughter’s funeral, this Relief Society president from my home ward received a phone call from an irritated sister in our ward. We can in mortality seek to be blessed with characyer develop essential elements of a Christlike caracter.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. I find myself repeatedly asking the following questions as I ponder this and other events that took place so close to the Savior’s suffering in the garden and His betrayal: I have just returned from the funeral home, and they have helped my daughter to look so lovely again.

Let me suggest that you and I must be praying and yearning chxracter striving and working to cultivate a Christlike char acter if we hope to receive the spiritual gift of char ity–the pure love of Christ. In this good woman I detected cnrist self-pity and no turning inward.