Musical Number: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” by Annie Baird, Oboe; Accompanied on piano by Leah Anderson; vocal by Nancy Baird
“Be ambitious to be great, not in the estimation of the worldly minded, but in the eyes of God, and to be great in this sense, “Love the Lord our God with all your might, mind and strength, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Eliza R. Snow, Teachings of Presidents of the Church Lorenzo Snow, 260.
“What if all the ancient, recurring myths of the human race, all the yearnings of prophets and sages for the touch of God, for a visit from God, were not just lies of poets, but the hints and rumors of another world? …Our deepest, unsatisfied desires for joy, meaning and homecoming are not cruel jokes of nature. They are meant for fulfillment.
And… “When we discover our true citizenship, it comes with a “happiness…so great that it even weakens me like a wound.”
C. S. Lewis, quoted by Michael Gerson, Deseret News, November 22, 2013
Faith is “the principle of action in all intelligent beings.”
Joseph Smith, Lectures on Faith, 1:9.
“Faith is good people trying to do good things.”
Karl Quilter, to John Baird
“We live our lives in the eye of God, and not at the periphery but at the center of his vision.”
Nancy Baird, private files
“So are we, soul and body, clad in the goodness of God and enclosed.”
Julian of Norwich, Christian woman mystic, 1300’s,