I’ve been thinking of the word sacred a lot lately. My oldest son was baptized today, and that moment was sacred, an overwhelming feeling of joy and importance rolled up together.
There are many times in my life where I have felt that something was sacred. Some of it has been religious moments: in the temple, in church meetings, or during personal scripture study. But there have been lots of other moments too.
Going to the mountains. Christmas morning feels sacred. The births of my children. Moments when I closely connect with someone else. Service to others. Funerals. Weddings.
Maybe that feeling of sacredness is being able to connect with something divine for just a moment. And it’s so easy to pollute that with everything else going on in my life.
4 thoughts on “3. What does sacred mean?”
I looked it up and the words set apart intrigued me. Set apart for service of deity. Many of the things you mentioned have service involved. I think sacred is letting go of ourselves and seeing something greater as we serve.
Love that. A sacred feeling is definitely not self-centered and is pointed outward.
The thing that came to mind is “free of distraction, truth”
Yes–and all truth is sort of the same thing, so when we experience a moment of it, we can’t be distracted.