Inspired by a wonderful sermon today on the importance of reverencing the Lord’s Day, a sacred and holy day, here is a sermon on how and why, as a Christian, it is important to keep the Sabbath Day Holy.
Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy by attending Sunday service and partaking of the sacrament is, to borrow a phrase from Neal A. Maxwell, placing one’s heart upon the alter:
So it is that real, personal sacrifice never was placing an animal on the altar. Instead, it is a willingness to put the animal in us upon the altar and letting it be consumed! Such is the “sacrifice unto the Lord … of a broken heart and a contrite spirit,” (D&C 59:8), a prerequisite to taking up the cross, while giving “away all [our] sins” in order to “know God” (Alma 22:18) for the denial of self precedes the full acceptance of Him. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”