“An eternity of felicity”

“An eternity of felicity” October 19, 2018


One of the temples in the province of Alberta
The Calgary Alberta Temple was dedicated on 28 October 2012.     (LDS Media Library)


The perhaps somewhat surprising title of the latest article to be published in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture:


“Comparing Book of Mormon Names with Those Found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Works: An Exploratory Study”




You might also enjoy these items, from Ireland’s Robert Boylan:


“Bees and Beehives among the Ancient Maya”


“Jennifer Marie Creamer and D. Charles Pyle on Jeremiah 10:11”


And this one, from Book of Mormon Central:


“Why Does the Book of Mormon Mention Cimeters?”


And this one, from Kirk Magleby:


“Ground-Truthed LiDAR”




Next, I offer a couple of glimpses of local Calgary news regarding the Church:


“Calgary Latter-day Saints Help Fight Hunger”


“Calgary Latter-day Saint Youth Serve in Anticipation of World Humanitarian Day”




And, just for the heck of it, there’s this:


“San Diego Homelessness Czar to go on leave to open Mormon temple”




Every night, I’ve been reading — and really enjoying — a little bit in Brent L. Top, What’s On the Other Side? What the Gospel Teaches Us about the Spirit World (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012).  Here are three quotations that are included in it:


I have a father, brothers, children, and friends who have gone to the world of spirits.  They are only absent for a moment.  They are in the spirit, and we shall soon meet again. . . .  When we depart [from this life], we shall hail our mothers, fathers, friends, and all whom we love, who have fallen asleep in Jesus. . . .  It will be an eternity of felicity.  (Joseph Smith, cited on pages 42-43)


We have more friends behind the vail than on this side, and they will hail us more joyfully than you were ever welcomed by your parents and friends in this world; and you will rejoice more when you meet them than you ever rejoiced to see a friend in this life.  (Brigham Young, cited on page 43)


What is more desirable than that we should meet with our fathers and our mothers, with our brethren and our sisters, with our wives and our children, with our beloved associates and kindred in the spirit world, knowing each other, identifying each other . . . by the associations that familiarize each to the other in mortal life?  What do you want better than that?  What is there for any religion superior to that?  I know of nothing.  (Joseph F. Smith, cited on page 43)


Posted from Calgary, Alberta, Canada



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