Last week, we had the unique opportunity to learn from Judge Thomas Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. circuit. Brother Griffith, one of the top legal minds in the country, served as counsel to the U.S. Senate from 1995-1999 and has been serving in his current position on the Court of Appeals since 2005. In addition, he served as the General Counsel for BYU from 2000-2005. Brother Griffith has also been a faithful church member and leader, having fulfilled callings as bishop and stake president in the various places where he and his wife Susan have lived.
Brother Griffith's comments centered around the importance of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He drew from verses in Mosiah 18, 3 Nephi 11, and Doctrine and Covenants 19 to demonstrate how the teachings of Book of Mormon and modern-day prophets focus on this crucial aspect of the gospel. He challenged us to make the Sacrament the most important part of our week, and remember that all activities and lessons within the church should focus on the Atonement.
We loved hearing from Brother Griffith and are incredibly grateful he took time from his certainly busy schedule to share with us his thoughts and testimony!