October 9, 2012 John 2-4 – by Nancy Baird

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John 2-4


“The Lord walks among the pots and pans, just as much as in the Garden of Eden, and He will help you in the tasks of the inward life and of the outward life too.”
St. Teresa of Avila, Interpreter’s Bible, (John), 493.

“I would have to write some eight hundred pages – and then I could move on to verse two.” Wilford Griggs, professor at BYU in ancient scripture, quoting a very learned friend explaining why he had not written a commentary on the Gospel of John.
Studies in Scripture, 109.

“The eternal spirit has an appetite for spiritual things.  To flourish, it has to be fed with catalytic ideas which stimulate the faith that one can indeed continually interact with the miraculous.  Because, when awareness of the miraculous fades with its sense of the immediacy of gospel powers, we languish in the ordinary world with its ordinary thoughts.  The mind must be fixed on God and nourished from the hidden springs.”
Catherine Thomas, Light in the Wilderness, viii.

“The spirit which inhabits these tabernacles naturally loves truth, it naturally loves light and intelligence, it naturally loves virtue, God and godliness…but the spirit is indeed influenced by the sin that is in the mortal body…unless it is constantly enlightened by that spirit which enlighteneth every man that cometh into the world, and by the power of the Holy Ghost…”    Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, II:237-38.