Elder Gary E. Stevenson

A summary of the talk given by Elder Gary E. Stevenson, Quorums of the Seventy, during the Sunday afternoon session.

"You are never lost when you can see the temple. The temple will provide direction for you and your family in a world filled with chaos. It is an eternal guidepost which will help you from getting lost in the 'mist of darkness.' It is the 'House of the Lord.' It is a place where covenants are made and eternal ordinances are performed. …"

"Under the definition of 'temple' in the Bible Dictionary we read the following: … 'it is the most holy of any place of worship on the earth,' followed by this insightful statement: 'Only the home can compare with the temple in sacredness.'

"For me, this suggests a sacred relationship between the temple and the home. Not only can we turn the doors of our homes to the temple, or the 'House of the Lord,' we can make our homes a 'house of the Lord.' …"

"There exists a righteous unity between the temple and the home. Understanding the eternal nature of the temple will draw you to your family; understanding the eternal nature of your family will draw you to the temple."