So, I had a friend ask about the set-up of the Priesthood, and I decided to post it here. The Priesthood has two parts, the Aaronic and the Melchizedek Priesthoods. The Aaronic Priesthood has less authority than the Melchizidek and differ in their duties. Once you are ordained to an office, then you still have the authorty to perform the duty of the offices you have already filled, for example, a teacher can perform the duties of both a teacher and a deacon.
The Priesthood is largely in place for service, and these are strictly the basics. If you want to know more about this, visit mormon.org and lds.org for great resources and information. Many of this is also stated in D&C 20 – here’s a link https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/20?lang=eng
Deacons: Pass the Sacrament, Collect Fast Offerings
Teachers: Prepare the Sacrament table, including the bread and water
Priests: Have the authority to baptize. Bless the Sacrament.
Elder: conduct meetings, give blessings, administer in spiritual things, have all the authority of deacons, teachers, and priests
High Priest: Preside and hold the authority of Elders.
So, I guess a bunch of eleven year olds were shown some pretty… lovely photos in school, and I’m just … I’m done. This was something put together by a bunch of medical professionals, and honestly? I look up to the medical profession a lot. I hope to join their ranks someday and help out both medically and from a psychiatric point of view. But there are people who are give people a very bad name. The people that put this together, the whole situation in the Boston Hospital keeping Justina there, and REFUSES to give her back to her parents… in case you didn’t know about that, Justina had been being treated for a mitochondrial disease, she was medicated, she had documentation, everything, and she was hurting and so her parents brought her into the hospital. They decided that she didn’t have a mitochondrial disease, she had a somataform disease, so now she’s being treated psychiatrically, and they have taken away her medication for the mitochondrial disease. Now she can’t even walk. Her parents were given a gag rule and cannot regain custody of their daughter. Pray for Justina and pray for this country.
Hey, just letting you all know I’ve started a new blog specifically for my self-harm recovery. If you’re interested in my brain vomitings, insights on what it is like, or resources that you can find to get some help, then look for it at mercifulangel.wordpress.com
sorry it’s been a while, things have been really busy, and they’re just now starting to wind down. Still struggling with depression, I’ve started writing here and there, though maybe not as much as a “real” writer would actually make the time for.
Just thought I’d update. It’s been a long week (yes, I know it’s been much longer than that since I’ve posted, I’m sorry). I’ve had arguments, pissed everybody off, come close to relapsing, had performances, work, missed some meds…. it hasn’t been fun. But I’m still eighteen and a half months clean, so, there’s a victory. Everything’s going to be okay.
So, a friend I have is trying to raise funds to study abroad in Costa Rica. I have no money to donate, so I figure this is the second-best thing. If there’s anything that you can do to help, here’s the link. thanks much 🙂
So I’ve become addicted to pinterest. It’s kind of a bad thing, especially since I’m already being swamped with homework, and haven’t written much of anything lately. Moodswings have improved from my last update, which is nice. Hopefully I will start doing better with keeping this updated.