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Are we Worthy to Administer Sacrament?

Past few Sundays, I’ve been battling worthiness. Not feeling worthy to administer the sacrament. So, I deployed my buddy system. 😇 A huge thank you to all who have encouraged me and holding myself accountable. In these uncertain times, with this global pandemic. I’m sure all of us are battling our inner challenges. My good friend Craig Johansson shared this wisdom on Sunday.

“In Matthew, Chapter 8. Jesus heals a leper. Cures the centurion’s servant and others, stills the tempest, and casts out devils—The devils enter a herd of swine.

1. When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

2. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

3. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” So, here’s why I love this scripture. Lepers were banished from the city. They were avoided. People distances themselves from them. Nobody touched them. Few people talked to them. 

What I love is the fact that it said Jesus reached forth his hand and touched him. Jesus didn’t need to touch him to be healed. He could have just said it. However, Christ knew that the leper needed to be touch, a human touch he probably hadn’t felt for decades. 

Don’t we all need human interaction❓

Christ knows what WE need and he will bless us in a personal way. 🌟 Let a friend know, they are loved.

Love In virtual hugs, Dennis Schleicher

Am I Worthy as a Gay Man Going to The Temple?

Temple time! I must be honest because I know some of you will relate. For a few months, I didn’t go. Why? I didn’t feel worthy-NOT because I did anything wrong or that I wasn’t worthy. It was more self-doubt, listening to others, or thinking 🤔 because I am gay, that I shouldn’t be a full temple recommend holder. 🤷🏻‍♂️How wrong could I be? When I enter the temple this past week. I’ve been hugged by dozens, welcomed with open arms, and greeted by so many who said: “Dennis we love you.” ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

If you were questioning your worthiness, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve been, know you’re not alone. Then it’s time for you to attend the “House of the Lord.” Bring honor to your Ancestry. 

👉Most important lesson; “don’t let fear or the adversary dictate your feelings of self-worth.” 🙏🏻