I liked the talks in the priesthood session of General Conference this evening.
I’ll share one image that I appreciated, from Elder Randy Funk of the Seventy.
He alluded briefly to the value of broken things.
We break the ground to plant wheat. We break wheat to make bread. We break bread to create the emblems of the holy sacrament.
Nice series of thoughts. I could imagine it being turned into a poem, and perhaps even a hymn.
Without things being broken, they can’t turn into the things that they’re intended to be — e.g., fruitful soil, bread, and the centerpiece of a deeply significant religious ritual.
Compare these two New Testament passages:
“Very truly I tell you,” says Jesus, “unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds” (John 12:24 NIV).
“But someone will ask,” writes the apostle Paul, “’How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?’ How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies” (1 Corinthians 15:35-36 NIV).