"the fact that this many people are here today is testimony in and of itself of joseph smith."
the president of the nauvoo temple said that today as we stood in the balmy, overcast weather outside the window where, 166 years ago, the prophet joseph fell after being martyred. it was as though the heavens were remembering joseph and hyrum, too.
i stood in that room today. i realized the sacrifice that he made to bring christ's church back to the earth. he brought me the scriptures, another testament of christ. he sacrificed to bring the peace of christ and his church to my life. the knowledge that through repentance, i can live with my heavenly father again.
and i need that repentance now. i'm far from perfect.