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October 6, 2022

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Ornella Brenna GhezziFebruary 24, 2020

I apologize for my poor English. I am an Italian sister who served as a worker in the Swiss temple in Bern. There have been many occasions when I have learned, seeing the behavior of other Time-goers, what I should or shouldn't have done, so I always considered each brother and sister to be my teacher. Each of them helped me to be better in my service and worship in the Temple and to be more in tune with Heavenly Father. Thanks to everyone I met in serving in the Temple.

MaryannFebruary 22, 2020

While I agree that we need to be kind and charitable, I hope we don't mistakenly use those qualities to justify (thereby encouraging) inappropriate behavior. I recently saw a patron in the temple dressed in cut-offs. He looked like he was dressed for the beach or the park. Our dress DOES detract from the sacred setting of the temple when we dress inappropriately. It would also be helpful if temple workers would kindly remind patrons to be reverent. The feelings of those seeking a place of refuge should be just as important as those who are irreverent. We all remember the story of the Savior's strong reaction to those who did not honor the house of the Lord. Our leaders have also cautioned us about the world becoming too casual. This should not be encouraged in the holy temple of the Lord.

Dennis NielsenFebruary 20, 2020

I was in the Celestial room meditating when a large group came through veil and wer noises talking. I listened closely discovering an 84 year old great grandmother of a large posterity was taking out her endowments that day. Most had been endowed a long time and they were excited and happy. I sought the Spirit which told me to look at their eyes and see the light of Christ.

Heidi ShafferFebruary 20, 2020

This article is a perfect reminder of the reverence we should observe while we are in the House of The Lord. I serve in one of the temple offices and often have to remind myself to remember that I am in the temple--not just an office. It is true that we don't know the circumstances of those entering the temple, but we need to think of the perfect love the Savior has for us as we try to improve our lives and place ourselves within the sacred walls of one of His temples. Thank you for the examples you shared.

Dane BoundsFebruary 20, 2020

Which temple is second busiest?

MarieFebruary 20, 2020

Thank you for your observations. I have been guilty of one of these thoughts towards another sister, and I have repented of that! After all, we both have a temple recommend and both have the right to be there, regardless of how we are dressed, coiffed, or bathed!

PJFebruary 20, 2020

Thank you for this beautiful post. I too am an dorrance worker and have had the same experiences and thoughts. We are All "a work on progress", doing the best we can and striving to do better.

Richard MannFebruary 20, 2020

So which temple is the second busiest? And which is first?

Joy LundbergFebruary 20, 2020

I enjoyed reading this article very much. So much wisdom regarding behavior in the temple. It is such a sacred place, a place where we can reach out in quiet love to one another. A place where we can truly commune with our Heavenly Father. I have been ill and unable to attend the temple for five months. I yearn to be there and hope that happens soon. I am grateful that when I have been able to attend the temple I have always been treated with love and respect. Thank you, dear temple workers!

ClarkFebruary 20, 2020

Since the Washington D.C. Temple has been closed for renovations, we have driven to the Philadelphia Temple. This is about a 3-hour drive each way (assuming traffic is good, which it usually is not), and about $20 in toll charges each way. Even when we get there, sometimes the sessions are full and we have to go do something else. Lots of ward members have said they will never complain again about the 1-hour drive to the Washington D.C. Temple. Those who live in areas with multiple temples should count their blessings, even if they have to wait on occasion because of the number of patrons.

Jim Von StettenFebruary 20, 2020

This is a wonderful article. As a sealer in the temple, and a regular patron, I can confirm all of your thoughts and observations. Thank you for sharing this. It is a good read, especially for ordinance workers. Are you JKP's daughter?

M. S. LoveFebruary 20, 2020

Oakland has always had Tenderness, Lead by the Spirit, Love, Sweetness , Silent Joy, Comforting Actions as the Temple should be and more so..... Christ like love for the 25 years I’ve served here. Unfortunately the current presidency... if focused on the letter of the law , not the Sweetness of The Spirit. Thus their called “ shift leaders” are the same. Yes Oakland is a “ new Temple” , sadly the President’s & Matrons are unquestionably keeping the love of Christ from filling the workers hearts in The His House. Unfelt love, compassion:(. times 6 Breaks our hearts

LindaFebruary 20, 2020

Great thoughts! Thanks so much for sharing. I think we can all identify with your suggestions and encouragement to be better. Great reminder about the Celestial Room also!!!

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