Each spring on the ranch, after the baby calves were born, we would round up our cattle and take them to a pasture area in the mountains behind my grandfather’s place.
In this particular year we had alrea I would like for us to go on a journey together.
We know from Matthew 26 that the Savior earnestly prayed, asking the Father three times if there were another way to accomplish His purpose. Jesus, in perhaps the greatest example of humility and faith, submitted to the Father’s will, even though it meant He I.
Verse 39 reads: And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Introduction My family thinks that I am somewhat obsessive about all things BYU.
It is this state of suffering that I would like to focus on today. Sometimes the journey is easy for a time: the path is smooth, the warmth of the sun is comforting, and the light breeze is refreshing.
It is difficult to imagine how He felt at that exact moment. But in the end, the cup did not pass.1 “I stand all amazed”2 at the Lord’s response as recorded in Luke : “Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” This means Jesus willingly submitted to the will of the Father in order to fulfill the need for an Atonement.
We have fourteen grandchildren now—all hoping for the day when they might get to “rise and shout”1 as students at this prestigious university.
To cap it all off, for nearly thirty years I have had the great privilege of working as an attorney for BYU in the Office of the General Counsel.
Kimball’s challenge as a young man in the 1970s, I would now need to “quicken my pace” to be able to follow President Nelson’s counsel as an adult.
President Nelson’s comment during the Sunday morning session of the April 2018 general conference was especially poignant to me: In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.1 Surviving spiritually and having the constant influence of the Holy Ghost are the two main topics I would like to emphasize in the remaining time we have together.