SO: my post today is a note to self: You have learned so much in your time here in Jerusalem. ALWAYS REMEMBER IT! For example: today you learned that faith in Christ means that you must trust Him. Understand Him. As Brigham Young said:
"I will take the liberty of saying to every man and woman who wishes to obtain salvation through him (the Savior) that looking to him, only, is not enough: they must have faith in his name, character and atonement."
(See Elder's Bednar's talk: The Character of Christ. I will have to do a full post on it later because it's AMAZING!)If I can remember that, praying and being more like my Redeemer will be much easier. I will work and learn to be more humble BY Him and THROUGH Him and OF Him. Give things a try; they will take time. For now: go LIVE IT!
Hello, future Me. Hope you've grown a lot more since this post. Love, Chloe'
Today some of my main goals were to blog (finally) and go to a church. Mission accomplished.
St. Peter's Gallicante (commemorating -if you will- Peter's denial)
|Reading scriptures on-site has got to be one of my favorite parts of this trip.|
|The traditional site of Caiaphas' palace and therefore dungeons.|
|Note to self: WILL incorporate stained glass windows if I ever build my own house. Right, mom?|
|:) The sign is just too much like Andy. These boys are great.|
|Byzantine-period replica. Notice the Temple Mount in ruins. Significant.|