Periodicals; Mormons; Religious thought; Philosophy and religion
Independent national quarterly established to express Mormon culture and examine the relevance of religion to secular life. It is edited by Mormons who wish to bring their faith into dialogue with human experience as a whole and to foster artistic and scholarly achievement based on their cultural heritage. The journal encourages a variety of viewpoints; although every effort is made to insure accurate scholarship and responsible judgment, the views expressed are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of the Mormon Church or of the editors.
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20 I Dialogue Mormons, a group of people I had not heard about before. The auditorium was filled with happy and shining faces that day. I was literally overwhelmed. Waves of love were sweeping over the assembly. Such a spirit of love was present that the Prophet appeared to be at a point of swooning. With each phrase his breaths came slower and with greater humility of expression. The young men gazed into the eyes of their lovely partners with the tenderest of concerns. It was as if 2,000 Romeos and Juliets had assembled that day. Then the Prophet spoke those challenging words: "Be loyal to the royal in you." And I knew that he was speaking to me as a member of the Tribe of Judah and the Royal House of God, and I knew that he was the Prophet of the Church I had been seeking, the Church of the Living God. I contacted the missionaries, received the instructions, and was baptized and confirmed on July 7,1973. As an adolescent I had turned away from my Heavenly Father and from that loving relationship that I had with Him as a child. As a man my Lord Jesus Christ restored the love of my childhood and returned me to the only path that I know will take me back to my Eternal Father in Heaven. Wizened children hearts too big for their Positions of responsibility Burst with the weight of this world Pain's thousand needles their footpath of thorns ... of roses winding a weary way through this thicket of darkness and light leading us with their aching loving hearts Bringing us closer to home Peace be with you old child of God