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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Acts

I'm writing this on the evening of the day Section 164 passed into our scripture. There are no scheduled sessions this evening; I think the original intention for this "open" Wednesday evening at Conference was to allow for a break mid-week when participants and leadership are likely tired. I AM tired. (How many people have used the night to schedule another full evening of stuff?)

But it has been a good experience. The times of spiritual formation and preparation, the non-legislative sessions, and finally the formal legislative discussion and passing of the motion to approve these words for inclusion. You'll hear more, I'm sure. I'm going to take it easy for a bit.

I did want to share one thought I've had this evening as I'm reflecting on "what comes next." Hence, my good word for the day: Acts.

You remember that the name of the book that follows the gospels and talks about the story of "what came next" after the resurrection is Acts*. It's not "Standing Around Thinking About It" or "Sitting Down to Wait" (not even "sitting under a fig tree")-- it's Acts!

Here we are "poised to fulfill God's ultimate vision for the Church" [D&C 164:9a]. We have come through our Easter and we need to move forward. We will now write the next book of Acts. How will it read? I'm excited. What about you?

[*Note: that would be the second part of Luke-Acts, for you Bible experts reading this.]

Posted by Marion

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