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Dear Gramps,

Thanks for answering my last question.  In my deceased husbands patriarchal blessing it states cast your bread upon the water and it will return to you a hundred fold.  What does this mean?

Kate

 

Answer

 

Kate,

I assume that it is referring to Ecclesiastes 11:1

 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

Alma in the Book of Mormon explains this in Chapter 41:14-15

14 Therefore, my son, see that you are merciful unto your brethren; deal justly, judge righteously, and do good continually; and if ye do all these things then shall ye receive your reward; yea, ye shall have mercy restored unto you again; ye shall have justice restored unto you again; ye shall have a righteous judgment restored unto you again; and ye shall have good rewarded unto you again.

 

15 For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again, and be restored; therefore, the word restoration more fully condemneth the sinner, and justifieth him not at all.

Hopefully this helps you to understand the blessing a little better.

 

Gramps

 

 

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