Remembering The Savior
updated 09/09/15
 We acknowledge that all of us make mistakes.......

Each of us has a need to confess and forsake our sins and errors to our Heavenly Father and to others we may have offended. The Sabbath provides us with a precious opportunity to offer up these — our sacraments — to the Lord. 

Elder L. Tom Perry
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (May 2011)
The sacrament provides an opportunity for you to remember with gratitude the life, ministry, and Atonement of the Son of God.

With broken bread, you remember His body. You can be mindful of His physical suffering—especially His suffering on the cross. You can remember that through His mercy and grace, all people will be resurrected and given the opportunity for eternal life with God.

With a small cup of water, you can remember that the Savior shed His blood in intense spiritual suffering and anguish, beginning in the Garden of Gethsemane. There He said, 'My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death' . Submitting to the will of the Father, He suffered more than we can comprehend: 'Blood [came] from every pore, so great [was] his anguish for the wickedness and the abominations of his people' . You can remember that through the shedding of His blood, Jesus Christ saved you and all other people from what the scriptures call the 'original guilt' of Adam’s transgression . You can remember that He also suffered for the sins, sorrows, and pains of all Heavenly Father’s children, providing remission of sins for those who repent and live the gospel .