With more missionaries serving than ever before, temples dotting the earth and the gospel available throughout most of the globe, it is a marvelous time for "those who see" to be alive, Bishop Gérald Caussé of the Presiding Bishopric said in his general conference address Sunday morning.
“There are so many wonders in this world,” he said. “However, sometimes when we have them constantly before our eyes, we take them for granted. We look, but we don’t really see; we hear, but we don’t really listen."
Now is also a privileged time to live — a time the prophets of old saw the work of the Restoration as “a marvelous work and a wonder.”
But just as some failed to "see" the Savior during His life and ministry, people today can also miss many of Heavenly Father's marvels. Bishop Caussé shared three things to help members see, hear, feel and marvel at the gospel available to them.
1. Never tire of discovering or rediscovering the truths of the gospel.
“We should hunger and thirst every day after spiritual knowledge,” he said. “This personal practice is founded on study, meditation and prayer. [T]he gospel is a fountain of knowledge that never runs dry. There is always something new to learn and feel each Sunday, in every meeting and in every verse of scripture. In faith we hold to the promise that if we seek, we shall find.”
2. Anchor faith in the plain and simple truths of the gospel.
“Our amazement should be rooted in the core principles of our faith, in the purity of our covenants and ordinances and in our most simple acts of worship,” he said.
3. Seek and cherish the companionship of the Holy Ghost.
“When we have the Spirit with us, our spiritual senses are sharpened and our memory is kindled so we cannot forget the miracles and signs we have witnessed. My brothers and sisters, never do anything to risk the loss of this precious and marvelous gift — the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Seek it through fervent prayer and righteous living.”
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