Today is Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. A day originally meant for honoring the men and women who have died while serving our country. It has now become a day where we remember all of our family members and friends who have died, not just in battle. It is day we are reminded of loss.It is hard to lose someone or something we care about. Sadness and grief doesn’t follow any rules. We all hurt and heal in our own ways. While grieving is unique to each of us, some experiences are common. People grieve for many different reasons, including loss of a:
- A family member, neighbor, friend or pet
- A job or career
- Life role, when children move into adulthood
- Physical ability, such as hearing or seeing
- The break-up of a relationship or marriage
- Home when moving
- Plans for the future when life changes unexpectedly
- Beliefs — in a person, idea or cause
Additional: added or extra to what is already present or available.Procedural: a series of steps taken in a legal, legislative or law enforcement agency.Adjustment: the act of bringing something back into conformity.
The change is not additional, more than a procedure, and is a removal, not an adjustment.
The First Presidency continues to use the word 'adjustment' instead of the word 'change'. However, I am not sure that it is the best word to use when you remove, take away and/or completely change something. When you adjust something, you put it back to its proper place. For example, when you go to the chiropractor to get an adjustment. When you get your car tires adjusted which puts them back into alignment, or when you adjust your dress or tie, you are fixing things back into its proper place.
I think it is just a carefully crafted term to make the changes more palatable for the Temple patrons.
"Before beginning the endowment session, we share the following statement from the First Presidency of the Church. Brothers and Sisters: Since the temple endowment was first administered in this dispensation, occasional adjustments have been made by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles acting unitedly in their capacity as prophets, seers and revelators. You will notice that additional procedural adjustments have been made in the presentation of the endowment. These adjustments do not effect the fundamental doctrine of the Temple and its saving ordinances."