April 9, 2013 John 14-17 by Nancy Baird

Audio April 9, 2013 Lesson 90

John 14-17

Spring is a happiness so beautiful, so unique, so unexpected that I don’t know what to do with my heart. –Emily Dickinson

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.”  Martin Luther

“The Spirit of God, speaking to the spirit of man, has power to impart truth with greater effect and understanding than the truth can be imparted by personal contact, even with Heavenly Beings.  Through the Holy Ghost, the truth is woven into the very fiber and sinews of the body so that it cannot be forgotten.”
Joseph Fielding Smith, quoted by Dallin Oaks, at the Mission Presidents seminar, 2001.

“God has given us a whole sea of his word.”  Martin Luther

“The sea grows always greater, nobody can paint it.” –The painter, Tintoretto

“The things of God are of deep import, and time and experience and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only find them out.  Thy mind, O Man [and we made add O Woman as well], if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation, must stretch as high as the utmost Heavens, and search into and contemplate the lowest…abyss.”
Joseph Smith, from Liberty Jail, after being there five months.  In John Welch, BYU Studies, vol. 50, #3, 64-66.

“The Christian ethics is the ethics of inexpressible joy.”Theodor von Haering, 1909.  Interpreter’s Bible, 720.

“The mind is its own place, and in itself  can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book I,II, 254-55.

“Which way I fly is hell; myself am Hell.”   Book IV, I, 69.

“Blessedness is not something added to goodness.  It is goodness.”
Spinoza, (1600’s) Ethics.