Pres. Uchtdor's talk was very inciteful. My wife came home and recited each
point to me, and to her sister who didn't attend the meeting, and to another
person on the phone--all that evening. We need positive messages like his in
these times. We run into so much negativity and it is ironic that so many of our
leader's messages are not only liberating but are the things we really desire
deep down--if we'd just let ourselves live them. It's funny how the
things we can't forget are the things we should forget, and the things we should
never forget about our nature and our purposes here in life and the point of the
gospel, are things we so readily forget. It's time to stop staring
at the screens waiting for the next horrible bit of bad news on which we can
fret ourselves. Let's go out an live.
I was waiting for it all through the talk: What does it have to do with flying?
I'll tell you - because of God and the incredible creation of man
and woman, there are people like President Uchtdorf who can relate to many
people on many planes of life - including being a pilot and the laws of physics
and gravity, as well as being a husband to a sweet woman, who understands a
woman's needs to hear the beautiful things of life.
The Relief Society is one of the few bastians of righteousness and safety left
in the world. Thank goodness for these conferences that lift us up and give us
the courage to face the world each day.
I certainly see the importance of these conferences for it surely helps sustain
us with all the challenges of day to day living. We so offend forget the why of
things and the purpose of our existence. Remaining focused has become so very
difficult but these reminders are just what we need.
Demonstrated here once again is that there is truly a lot of good in this world.
I think we forget that sometimes when so much chaos is filtering in all around
us. It has always been my contention that when ever women try to be
more like men, they have to lower themselves in order to do it. I'm a guy and
by no means am I "male bashing". I just feel that women give us a
light to follow and can inspire us to do better and to be better as they work
with us, side by side, not to compete against us, but to use their strengths to
compliment our strengths and as a result, the world is a more beautiful and
President Uchtdorf is a breath of fresh air. The why question is essential for
all aspects of the Gospel, because without out it, we are nothing more than
subordinate servants and would never reach the pinnacle that we are taught to
achieve. Mindless obedience misses the whole point, from the Council in Heaven