I l ove President Monson and apppreciate his repetitions that there needs to be
love and courtesy in our homes. There is no greater message than that, and no
more greatly needed to be repeated until we all get it, until we all practice it
daily and hourly. No family member is excusable in being rude, discourteous,
unkind or unloving. No one can exercise a good influence without it, male,
female, old, young or middle-aged.
To Tahoemormon1970:How insitefull. Such a great analogy. Do you mind if
I use it?
To 'Scientist'In order for this mortal existence to be a
worthwhile and meaningful experience, it needs to be three dimensional. The
first dimension takes place when an individual possesses love for and faith in
oneself. However strong that self love is, its volume is comparable to an
acupuncturist's needle. The second dimension comes into play when a person
can love and have faith in his/her fellow being. Just like the first dimension
example, a two-dimensional object(like a piece of notebook paper or a sheet of
aluminum foil) cannot stand on its own. Any wind of false doctrine or erroneous
philosophy of man can blow it away. The third and MOST crucial dimension of
depth happens when that son or daughter of God can have faith in, serve and love
towards Heavenly Father, His Son(Jesus Christ) and the Holy Ghost. Your
experience in this life can be more rewarding if you were to implement that
final dimension in your life. Trust me, I was once a non-member living without
that depth and it made me feel very incomplete.
Excellent conference, as always. We really need to work on developing love for
those around us, especially those that are hard for us to love, that is the only
way we can start showing our Father in Heaven we really love him and are willing
to follow His steps. And of course what better place to start, than at home.
Yes, President Monson did talk of love for our fellow man. In priesthood
session he also spoke of “courage, not compromise.” I have never
seen him as serious as when he did so that evening. Love and uncompromising
courage go hand in hand for the disciple of Christ. Love without courage is no
more useful than courage without love. On so many levels it takes both.
When I was younger, general conference seemed like a bothersomely long meeting
where a bunch of old people told me what to do, and it tended to contradict what
everyone else wanted and did.It wasn't until I grew up a little
that I've had the blessing to realize that they're on my side.
They're the ones who love me and are looking out for me, and they're
the ones who hold me up as I realize and stand for what is true and right.
Peers, associates, and my "friends" among them, though at times decent
company and always my spiritual siblings (and it is only in realizing this that
I can fully understand and support them in the long term), have far more
conditional affection-applauding me when I draw toward them in what seems
interesting or exciting, even if some of it has only lead to heartache, and
gnashing their teeth at me to saying so.
I'm so grateful for general conference. It is a haven in a world that has
gone mad. The Prophet has counseled us to stand strong for that
which is right even though the world has lost all sight of it. God's laws
have not changed. Neither should we. I pray that we will all look to the
Savior and the Prophet and stay strong against the tide.
"We cannot truly love God if we do not love our fellow travelers on this
mortal journey," he said during the final two sessions of the church's
184th Annual General Conference. "Likewise, we cannot fully love our fellow
man if we do not love God, the Father of us all."With no belief
in any of the myriad gods, my love for my fellowman is just as rich, legitimate,
and worthy as that of any believer
This was truly a great conference (of course I say that every time) and I am
anxious to read it when printed. The leadership lead on many issues and they
showed what the church stands for without waffling in the wind like so many
others. And they did this without fanfare or exhibition. At the same
time they urged respect and love for others and encouraged the members to be a
light to the world.I hope we as members are ready for what is coming
our way as difficult times are ahead. It will be critical that we have our own
solid foundation on which to be anchored to. The prophecies state that we shall
overcome and I pray that we will look to the Savior like never before. It's going to be a bumpy road ahead because we cannot change that which
God has ordered no matter how much pressure is exerted by the world. Have faith.
Look to the Lord and His Prophet and keep ahold of the Iron Rod.