01 August 2007

We Write According to our Prophecies

An interesting scriptural exercise just came to me. Search your gmail account for "Christ" and consider this scripture:

And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. (2 Ne. 25:26)
What? Only 62 emails out of 419 MB? And most of those are my daily mailings of Ensign articles from If Ye Are Prepared. And 20 blog entries out of over 200? (Ten percent?) Hmm.
And Christ is the Holy One of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out. (2 Ne. 25:29)

8 comments:

Connor said...

560 emails out of 1876MB, over about three years of gmail usage. Or, about one email every three days. Hmmm.

onelowerlight said...

Yikes--140 out of 466 mb! But "Jesus" brought up 170, and "God" brought up "hundreds." As for my blog, well, it's a photo blog, so it works a little bit different than a regular blog.

It's a very interesting exercise.

JKC said...

Yeah, but don't forget "let all men beware how they take my name in their lips [or keyboards, I think it's safe to say]...remember that which cometh from above is sacred, and must be spoken with care, and by constraint of the Spirit...and ye receive the Spirit through prayer."

Not that we shouldn't be thinking, preaching, prophesying, etc. of the savior, but I think we need to balance that impulse with a sense of the sacredness of his name and a corresponding care for how we use it. When I'm at the point that I'm praying over every email I send, then I'll worry about raw numbers.

Then again maybe I'm just seeking to justify the fact that I don't write or send Jesus emails very often.

Liz Muir said...

You make a good point, JKC. I have to agree--a lot of what email is is notes and checking to make sure things are done and getting on the same page. If there was a way to limit my search to emails of real importance (ie actual letters), then I would do that.

Paradox said...

I know it's kind of irrelevant to this topic, but thanks so much for the wedding invitation! It's gorgeous!

Shellie Gossling said...

I agree!! And I must say, Lizzy dear , I was not at ALL surprised when I checked out your profile and Ryan Shupe & the Osmonds came up as your top choices for music! :) I can't believe your wedding is so soon! love you!

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

I had an idiotic Sunday School teacher who once said, "We don't worship Christ."

When I picked my jaw up off the floor I jumped up and questioned him on that. He stuck his guns regardless of the scriptures, hymns, quotes and like that I through him.

"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. (2 Ne. 25:26)"

Brought that all back to mind.

By the way, I found your blog via a like interest in Mormons.

Katherine said...

Almost two months, Liz. I daresay this is an unacceptable hiatus.