A community of latter day saints, gathered to share, testify
and collectively strengthen the Body of Christ.
A Word of Consolation
To the saints of Community of Christ who feel increasingly estranged from the institutional church,
and to all scattered saints of the Restoration, we offer these words of consolation.
We affirm our trust in the Lord Jesus, and we pray the Holy Spirit will speak peace and comfort to
the hearts of those who know the Shepherd's voice. Jesus is our rock and our salvation and we rest
assured in the knowledge he knows our sadness and grief. His burden is light and his yoke is easy.
Upon him, we cast all our cares. We encourage all to hold fast to the rod of iron that is the
grounding of our faith, the Holy Scriptures. In the hope of the coming Kingdom of our Lord and the
gathering of the saints, we pledge our solidarity during this time of tribulation taking comfort in
the words of Joshua: "Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the
Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Amen.