In the journey of life, religion should be a steering wheel, not a spare tire, said Elder J. Thomas Fyans, of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Elder Fyans spoke Wednesday at the last in a spring series of downtown interfaith devotionals."Our sojourn in life ought to lead us somewhere, and it ought to lead us to believe, to have faith," he told his listeners.

He listed 12 rules of life to help with that journey. People, he said, should strive to live a simple life, spend less than they earn, think constructively, cultivate a yielding disposition and be grateful.

They should also rule their moods, give generously, work with the right motives, be interested in others, live one day at a time, have a hobby and above all, keep close to God.