The original meaning of "awful" is more closely related to "awe" - gratitude, reverence, and respect. Be "awful." Let the experience of awe change you.
Donald L. Hallstrom teaches that a reverent life is one of profound love and respect for Deity, demonstrated in public, family, and personal worship.
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D. Todd Christofferson asks us to consider how we treat sacred things. We can show reverence for sacred places, callings, and our bodies.
I believe that if we will approach all our meetings with a desire to become one with the Holy Spirit, our feelings of the Spirit will dictate our actions, and without prior thought or instruction we will act and speak accordingly.
Rabbi Harold S. Kushner describes gifts of faith cultivated on the human soul's quest for God. Inspiration and guidance come to those who follow Him.
As parents, teachers, and leaders, let us teach our children and our congregations to be reverent during sacred meetings and ordinances.