Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What’s in a Name?

Our last names in our culture give us unique identity.  While we may feel closer to ancestors who share the same last name, reality is we descend biologically and are influenced by all ancestors, whatever their names and varied circumstances. 

As we go back through the generations, each line of ancestry shares an equality of influence on our genetic make-up, our DNA, which directly affects physical and non-physical aspects of our lives, personality, and other attributes. 

We are just as big a part of each of them as we are part of those whose name our culture dictates we use as a last name.  And each of them, regardless of their name, is equally important to us when it comes to family history and temple work.  If all are alike unto God, surely all of our ancestors are alike unto us.

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