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I love the feeling of Elder Uchtdorf's talk.  We really have no basis upon which to judge each other.  We need to accept and love each other.  "Do unto others that which we would hope they would do unto us"

Seems like we need to actually do the work we need to do.  Christ "did" the work, he didn't delegate it.  He mingled, he blessed, he spoke, he worked.

"If we obssess about details without focusing on the great commandment to love, we are missing the point"

Wow... What a passionate talk!  Probably the most I've ever seen Elder Uchtdorf be.  Really felt the Spirit during this talk.

 

"As parents, prepare you children for the challenges they wil encounter.  Teach them truth, and encourage them to live it, and they'll be alright, no matter how severely the world is shaken."

Seems like Elder Scott's talk was just as passionate.  Wow.... What a powerful and simple testimony given at the end.

 

Donald Halstrom's talk was amazing.  Turning pain and difficulty, and sometimes even disaster and despair into faith-building experiences is *our* choice.  It's at those times in our lives when our faith is really tested...  and when it's tested, we can either come out victorious, having chosen to turn to Jesus Christ for solace, or come out bitter and angry, and allow the adversary to work on, and enflame that anger.

Man...  It's as if Elder Halstrom was speaking directly to me.  "Hold on thy way.  Giving up is not an option"  "Never let an earthly circumstance disable you spiritually."

He also quotes Mosiah 7:33, which I would do good to remember often.  The word "bondage" is not qualified, and can be interpreted spiritually, physically, mentally, socially, financially, etc...  If we turn to the Lord, and follow this promise, we can be set free from bondage.

What an amazing talk.

 

Fitting that our President and Prophet should illustrate the story of Christ through the light of our mortal lives.

"HE IS RISEN!"
Comment by velda on Apr. 12, 2010 @ 11:40 pm
I loved that...  "If we obssess about details without focusing on the great commandment to love, we are missing the point"  And I'd forgotten it even after it was pointing out again in church yesterday.  What I seem to need to hear from all this is that our mission in life boils down to learning to love God with all our heart, loving others as ourselves, and enjoying the process of getting there.