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Accepting the Invitation

by Lisa M. G. Crockett

Assistant Editor

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At the beginning of this year, Church members were invited to make the year 2000 special by finding ways to commemorate the living Christ. Now that the year is a little more than half over, take stock of your own progress in remembering the Savior. If you’ve already found ways to place renewed emphasis on Christ’s teachings, great! If not, it’s not too late to start. Here are some ideas you might find helpful:

  • Post on your wall a copy of The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles (see New Era, Apr. 2000, 20) and strive to memorize it. Share a copy with a friend.

  • Learn a new hymn about the Savior. Ask your parents if your family can sing it together during family home evening.

  • Commit Mosiah 18:9 to memory. Write your feelings in your journal about what it means to “stand as witnesses of God.”

  • Think of one way you can live a more Christlike life—being a better neighbor, improving your language, being more considerate of your siblings—and then set some goals to achieve what you want to accomplish.

  • Secretly perform an act of service.

  • Share your testimony of the Savior during fast and testimony meeting.

  • Read 2 Nephi 25:21–26. Write your testimony of the Savior in your journal.

  • Use your talents to express your feelings about the Savior through the visual arts, music, writing, speech, or handicraft.

  • Review the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet. Carry it with you to remind you of what you stand for.

  • Make a concerted effort to meditate on the meaning of the sacrament while the sacrament is being passed each Sunday.

  • Read “It’s Your Choice” (New Era, Feb. 1998, 4), “The Savior Is Counting on You” (New Era, Dec. 1998, 4), “Q&A” (New Era, Apr. 1999, 16), “Nativity in Nyssa” (New Era, Dec. 1999, 28), or “I Believe in Christ” (New Era, Apr. 2000, 22). Any of these articles would be great to share for a seminary devotional.

Painting Lovest Thou Me More Than These by David Lindsley