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Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's Official

It has happened.  As of Tuesday August 9th, 2011 I am a true Northern Californian.

I have now been inside a redwood tree...

And hugged one.  That makes it all official, right?

Hugging a tree and being inside of one may get me into the Nor Cal click, but it isn't how we join the family of God.  That is done through baptism.  When we are baptized, one of the promises we make is to take upon us the name of Jesus Christ.  This makes us a part of His family.  Someone once explained it as though we were literally adding His name to ours, such as: Brittany Nestman Christ.  Whoa right?

So, I have been baptized.  I realize some of the readers of this blog may not be (if you're interested in being baptized, let me know!), but you too can think about the questions I am about to ask.  Questions that I like to ask myself and have others think about are: "what have I done with His name?"  "Have I done all I could for Him?"  "Do others see the Savior's image in my countenance?"  "Would Christ be proud of how I represented Him?"  If you really want to dig deep into yourself with questions, read Alma 5 (in the Book of Mormon).  It will make you think.

The question I want to get some feedback on today is this: if you were to add the name "Christ" to the end of your name, how would that affect your decisions each day?

2 comments:

Elder Trey Williams said...

That's funny, we talked this morning about letting Christ influence all our decisions. Example! You find a twenty dollar bill in the gutter. You pick it up. >PAUSE< Wonder: What would Christ do now? >RESUME< You see a homeless person on the corner, and give him the twenty, because that's the very least of what our Savior would have done.

Brian Menasco said...

Thats a good point. I often think to myself "What that person said was not very nice" or something like that, but I should really be find out what I can do myself to have ever decision one Christ would be proud of.

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