I was so excited for Amy Poehler's new memoir to come out today. I love reading autobiographies, and Amy Poehler has been one of my celebrity role models since I was 12 years old. She has made me laugh more times than I could ever recall, and I feel like she has been with me through it all. There have been many occasions when either out loud or in my head I have said, I want to be like her. I want to be real friends with her.
I bought the book and rushed home to read it. As I started to, a quote from this last conference came to my mind.
"Men and women are shaped partly by those among whom they choose to live. Those to whom they look up and try to emulate also shape them. Jesus is the great Exemplar. The only way to find lasting peace is to look to Him and live." -L Tom Perry, (Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families October 2014)
As great as my gal Amy is, I would much rather be like my Savior. All of the scriptures speak and talk of Christ. So how can we learn to live and act like him? By surrounding our thoughts with Him. By reading the scriptures often.
“The New Testament writers … cared nothing for [Jesus’s] stature, the clothes he wore or the houses he lived in. … He was born in a stable, worked in a carpenter’s shop, taught for three years, and then died on a cross. … The New Testament was written by men who were determined that we … fix our eyes on [Him]” (The Character of Jesus, 21–22) with an assurance that He truly was and is the Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of the world.
Those who wrote the Bible and Book of Mormon knew why and what they needed to write about. They knew that we all needed something to help focus our gaze on Christ, and what attributes of our Savior would be crucial for us to gain and be like.
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