This past week in my BYU-I Pathway religion class, I’ve been focusing on “visualization” while reading the Book of Mormon each day. The way it works is that not only do you try to imagine what you’re actually reading (bring it to life), but you also try to place a similar scenario into modern life (yours).
One of the most beautiful examples of “visualization” I have ever witnessed (probably because I am studying the skill) just happened to be during General Conference this past weekend.
Elder Claudio R. M. Costa taught that one of the ways we can make the Sabbath day more holy is by sharing scripture stories with our children. He said, “I believe that starting a tradition of telling the stories of Jesus to our children and families is a very special way to keep the Sabbath day holy in our homes.” Note that he said, “telling.”
He then explained, “I love to read scriptural passages about His sinless life, and after reading the scriptures which tell about the events experienced by Him, I close my eyes and try to visualize these sacred moments that teach me and strengthen me spiritually.”