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“Offering,” Ensign, Apr. 1991, 5


He bore Atonement’s agony

By love empowered,

That else were unsustained.

Thus forged,

Sacrificial tender

Bears His image now.

In my finite heart,

The chafing years

Of too-terrestrial time

Had brought myopic hope’s erosion,

Till suddenly, laser-like,

The glory of His Gift

Unveiled a wonder of eternity:

Premortal love—

An echoing—revealed

A deep and poignant need in me

To feel your mortal pain;

Thus, we both are healed.

The Christus, by Bertel Thorvaldsen