'Faith is really an alignment,' Sister Julie B. Beck says at lecture series

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  • Raeann Peck Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2013 11:41 p.m.

    I love Sister Beck's definition of faith as an alignment of our purposes with the Lord's. So simply put; so easily and clearly understood. She continues to be an inspiration and light. Thank you.

  • Grace Bakersfield, CA
    March 16, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    Thank you for an insightful and touching article. I always learn fine, exemplary things from LDS outreach. You are organized, focused and passionate about helping the needy and disaster-plagued areas.

    I enjoy working with inter-denominational organizations in our common areas of service. Everyone brings their own experiences, perpsective and insight. Sister Beck's focus should be our motto- to align our work with God's wisdom and direction. Religious, dedicated women are much more pleasant to work with than secular/political organizations, from my experience. Their motives are of the best intentions usually, but the divide grows often when they learn you are "religious". That's just the unfortunate modern world, but we can tune out the fray, if we "align" ourseleves to God's voice.

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    March 15, 2013 3:56 p.m.

    Having written a published paper about trust, faith, and betrayal, I really like the idea of faith as "alignment."

  • franklinreid Roy, UT
    March 15, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    Scott, great piece! I have long been a fan of Sister Beck, I was a missionary in Brazil with her parents. As a writer of LDS books I often quote from talks such as this. While she was the general Relief Society president it was easy to download her published talks for quoting, the same as I have for other speakers. But I can't find this original speech anywhere. Can you please give me a link to find it? Thanks.

  • Gracie Boise, ID
    March 15, 2013 12:01 p.m.

    For what it's worth, I always enjoyed listening to Sr. Beck. She's one of the greatest of General Relief Society Presidents in our Church's history. I'm glad her influence continues on, at least through talks such as this.