“[I] have a life of devoted discipleship” – Jeffrey R. Holland
“If ye love me, keep my commandments,”John 14:15 Jesus said. So we have neighbors to bless, children to protect, the poor to lift up, and the truth to defend. We have wrongs to make right, truths to share, and good to do. In short, we have a life of devoted discipleship to give in demonstrating our love of the Lord. We can’t quit and we can’t go back. After an encounter with the living Son of the living God, nothing is ever again to be as it was before. The Crucifixion, Atonement, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ mark the beginning of a Christian life, not the end of it. It was this truth, this reality, that allowed a handful of Galilean fishermen-turned-again-Apostles without “a single synagogue or sword”Frederic W. Farrar, The Life of Christ (1994), 656 to leave those nets a second time and go on to shape the history of the world in which we now live.