For what it's worth, I always enjoyed listening to Sr. Beck. She's
one of the greatest of General Relief Society Presidents in our Church's
history. I'm glad her influence continues on, at least through talks such
Scott, great piece! I have long been a fan of Sister Beck, I was a missionary in
Brazil with her parents. As a writer of LDS books I often quote from talks such
as this. While she was the general Relief Society president it was easy to
download her published talks for quoting, the same as I have for other speakers.
But I can't find this original speech anywhere. Can you please give me a
link to find it? Thanks.
Having written a published paper about trust, faith, and betrayal, I really like
the idea of faith as "alignment."
Thank you for an insightful and touching article. I always learn fine,
exemplary things from LDS outreach. You are organized, focused and passionate
about helping the needy and disaster-plagued areas.I enjoy working
with inter-denominational organizations in our common areas of service.
Everyone brings their own experiences, perpsective and insight. Sister
Beck's focus should be our motto- to align our work with God's wisdom
and direction. Religious, dedicated women are much more pleasant to work with
than secular/political organizations, from my experience. Their motives are of
the best intentions usually, but the divide grows often when they learn you are
"religious". That's just the unfortunate modern world, but we can
tune out the fray, if we "align" ourseleves to God's voice.
I love Sister Beck's definition of faith as an alignment of our purposes
with the Lord's. So simply put; so easily and clearly understood. She
continues to be an inspiration and light. Thank you.