It's very pleasing to see Elder Oaks be recognized for his contributions.
His address at Chapman University is one of my absolute favorites! We live in a
time where drifting and even rejecting the values that preserve our freedom and
foster human happiness is increasingly popular and convenient. Elder Oaks
certainly holds up the light of Jesus Christ for the world to see.Our moral values are the fundamental building blocks of peaceful and lawful
society. Relativism is in effect, attempting to build a skyscraper built without
codes, blueprints, or a plan by which structural integrity can be maintained. If
we arbitrarily decided to make one beam to short, or guess or approximate all of
our measurements based on our mood or desire at the time- such a building would
collapse. It probably wouldn't have even been built.I'm
happy that I can appreciate and understand Elder Oaks words. That understanding
isn't even possible without some degree of structure and order in my life.
I feel very fortunate! :)