President Monson tells students to let lights burn brightly


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  • Adam Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    Ironically, as I was told today that both Clayton Christensen and Thomas Monson were both graduates of West High School in downtown SLC. Add Larry H. Miller to that list and that's not a bad group of alumni. I know it's off subject a bit, but I found it compelling after all the bad reputation stuff I have heard about West over the years.

  • OnlytheCross Bakersfield, CA
    Nov. 2, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    I love President Monson, too. And all my LDS family and friends. That's why I will continue to warn him and beseech him to stop preaching "another gospel" than the Cross-centered one delivered by the Apostle Paul. LDS send out missionaries to share their message of a restored gospel. Can we dialogue about the veracity of the message? Can we follow President Young's admonition to "compare the message of the Latter-day Saints to thd Bible and see if it is true"?

    Because that is clearly what God calls us to do- to preach the Truth and pray for those under false doctrines. No amount of good works can change wrong doctrines. When you add that someone can pick up their free gift, "after all that they've done" to get it, that nullifies free.

    Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics, etc., all do powerful charity and ministry. The defining marker is not your ER response time or a fabulous volunteer team. Biblically, it is "Who do you say that I am?". I wish the GAs would have an open Q&A and clear up the public misperceptions about the Mormon Jesus. Is He a polygamist who I can become like?

  • donn layton, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    Leo Femedlers "faithful Christians can always make their lights brighter through consistent prayer and scripture study."

    True, God said, Let there be Light; he willed it, and at once there was Light.(Gen 1:3) The LORD(Jehovah) created the heavens by his command, the sun, moon, and stars by his spoken word. When he spoke, the world was created at his command (Psalm 33:6,9 GNT)also see( Heb 11:3)
    Through him(Jehovah) all things were made; without him Nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the Light of all mankind. (John 1:3-4) Creation Ex Nihlio.

  • friedeggonAZstreets Glendale, AZ
    Nov. 2, 2011 10:11 a.m.

    Thank you byutv dot org for showing this broadcast. I happened to come across it late last night and watched it. What a wonderful experience for those BYU students to get to hear the words of our prophet. We love you Pres. Monson! If you have not seen this talk you should go to byutv and watch it until he leaves. He is so funny!

  • Aggielove Junction city, Oregon
    Nov. 2, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    A master at relating to all walks of life. Best of all, its really who he is!

  • kiaoraguy Provo, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 8:42 a.m.

    I happened to be driving through campus yesterday about 10:30am, and had to wait as thousands crossed the byways, in the pouring rain, on their way to see the Prophet we all love- warmed my heart to the core

  • Leo Femedlers El Paso, TX
    Nov. 2, 2011 8:29 a.m.

    "faithful Christians can always make their lights brighter through consistent prayer and scripture study."

    That is TRUE!

  • srh83 Hillsboro, OR
    Nov. 2, 2011 8:00 a.m.

    Listening to the prophet every year or so was one of the highlights of my BYU experience.

  • GAmom Athens, GA
    Nov. 2, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    The quote Pres Monson quoted from the Lion King was written on the bathroom mirrors while my children were young. Thanks Pres Monson for a great talk. What a blessing to be sitting thousands of miles away and still hear inspiration from a great man!

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 6:51 a.m.

    Letting your light shine and being an example means doing good unto others. Following the golden rule.

    If you want your light to shine, LIVE your religion.

    Discriminating against your fellow men is not shining your light. Trying to make others follow your tenets is Satan's plan. You are an example by your ACTIONS.

    I am waiting to see any light or shining examples. Reading the comments by many* LDS posters on a regular basis, I don't see it.

    *many, not all.

  • savage sam Irvine, CA
    Nov. 1, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    I agree with 'Schmidt' in Beverly Hills.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 1, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    Sometimes through what may seemingly be our darkest hours, we find little glimmers of hope. This certainly is one of them.

    My favorite quote mentioned:

    "Such knowledge, such a personal testimony, is essential if we are to safely navigate the sometimes treacherous paths through life, with the adversary attempting to deceive us at every turn,"

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 1, 2011 8:00 p.m.

    We love you President Monson!