Monday, October 13, 2008

General Conference

General Conference was a spiritual feast. It usually is, but I found this one to be particularly edifying. I'm so thankful for inspired leaders. Here are a few quotes I found particularly interesting:

"It is my purpose to show that in troubled times the Lord has always prepared a safe way ahead. We live in those “perilous times” which the Apostle Paul prophesied would come in the last days.1 If we are to be safe individually, as families, and secure as a church, it will be through “obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel".” President Boyd K. Packer of The Quorum of The Twelve Apostles, General Conference Oct. 2008

"We see increased conflict between peoples in the world around us. Those divisions and differences could infect us. That is why my message of hope today is that a great day of unity is coming. The Lord Jehovah will return to live with those who have become His people and will find them united, of one heart, unified with Him and with our Heavenly Father.

I bear you my solemn witness that the unity we now experience will increase. God the Father lives. He hears and answers our prayers in love. The Savior Jesus Christ, resurrected and glorious, lives and reaches out to us in mercy. This is His true Church. President Monson is the living prophet of God. If we are united in sustaining him with all our hearts, with willing obedience to do what God would have us do, we will move together in power to go wherever God would have us go and to become what He wants us to be." President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, General Conference, Oct. 2008

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