Omigosh, but my experience at the Washington, D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) early this morning was worthy of note.
Arriving in an admittedly sour personal mood, the unwitting but nevertheless disconcerting behavior of a few of the patrons further disturbed me.
Trying to find a non-judgmental focus and overcome my own personal shortcomings, a young married couple soon helped me do just that.
Today was their 7th wedding anniversary, and they make it a point to participate a Temple session on that milestone date in their life. Their joy this morning soon became mine.
Then, a young lady came in to do some vicarious family sealings for her Grand-Dad and her Uncles. Tears of gratitude and joy soon streamed down her face as the sealings progressed, and I quickly followed suit with my own waterworks.
The Spirit was incredibly intense, but then became even more uplifting as we particated in the family sealings of families from Switzerland and Croatia, all of whom were born in the 1600's and 1700's.
And so it goes that I feel much better now.