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Latter-day Saint Book Nook

27 EpisodesProduced by Liz KazandzhyWebsite

Come and learn from the best books to help you live your best life!Latter-day Saint Book Nook is a cozy little podcast where we talk about books from a gospel perspective. So if you love books, and you love the gospel of Jesus Christ, tune in on Tuesdays to follow along!


Ep. 13 - Charlotte's Web: What a Spider Can Teach Us About the Savior

Like Wilbur the pig, we were once destined for damnation. But someone came to our rescue, and because of His sacrifice, we can be saved.

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🔹 The Power of Language: "Some Pig"

By writing positive things in her web, Charlotte helped Wilbur become those things: "some pig," "terrific," and "radiant"

Satan often attacks our identity and relationships through negative language

🔹 Selflessness: "What's in it for me?" vs. Expecting Nothing in Return

Charlotte is a great example of selflessness (expecting nothing in return), whereas Templeton the rat is a great example of selfishness ("What's in it for me?")

Strive to first notice your motivations and then to purify them to become more selflessness

🔹 Charlotte's Sacrifice: "No one was with her when she died"

Charlotte's lonely death is reminiscent of Christ's death: "I have trodden the winepress alone ... there was none to uphold [me].”

"Just as Wilbur was destined to be slaughtered, we were destined to be damned based on our fallen nature. But someone came to the rescue—someone came and promised to save us. Not for glory or personal gain, but because of His selflessness and love for us."

We should learn to focus more on Christ's sacrifice—and the blessings that come from it—rather than our own trials and worries

We can't pay back the Savior for what He did for us, but we can "pay it forward" by taking care of God's children

🔹 Takeaways

1. Choose a day to take special notice of your language. Then, at the end of the day, write down what you noticed and how you can improve your language.

2. Consider some things that you're involved in right now, and think about what motivates you to do them. If needed, strive to purify your motives to be more selfless.

3. Ponder what the Atonement of Jesus Christ means to you personally, and share your thoughts with a loved one or on social media.

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