The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn - David A. Bednar
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It is not good to make others feel as though they are deficient. Let us lift those around us. Let us extend a welcoming hand.
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Let us bestow upon our brothers and sisters in the Church a special measure of humanity, compassion, and charity so that they feel, at long last, they have finally found home. Come unto me all ye ends of the earth, … [for] all men are privileged the one like unto the other, and none are forbidden.
On one occasion the Savior taught a parable of two men who went into the temple to pray. One man, a respected Pharisee, prayed: I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. In that last day when we are called to the judgment bar of God, do we not hope that our many imperfections will be forgiven? It seems only right and proper that we extend to others that which we so earnestly desire for ourselves. I am not suggesting that we accept sin or overlook evil, in our personal life or in the world.
Nevertheless, in our zeal, we sometimes confuse sin with sinner, and we condemn too quickly and with too little compassion. Once we understand that, we can begin to understand how we should treat our fellowmen.
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But I am still a dollar bill. I am worth something. Even though I may not look like much and even though I have been battered and used, I am still worth the full 20 dollars.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, our Master, we are called to support and heal rather than condemn. Easter Sunday is a good day to remember that our Savior willingly took upon Himself the pain and sickness and suffering of us all—even those of us who appear to deserve our suffering.
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And let us especially be there for our brothers and sisters during times of adversity. They agreed to divide both the labor and the harvest equally. He then returned to his bed, satisfied that he had done the right thing. Meanwhile, Abram could not sleep either. He thought of his poor brother, Zimri, who was all alone and had no sons to help him with the work. It did not seem right that Zimri, who worked so hard by himself, should get only half of the harvest.
Surely this was not pleasing to God. And so Abram quietly went to the fields, where he took a third of his harvest and placed it in the pile of his beloved brother. The next morning, the brothers went to the field and were both astonished that the piles still looked to be the same size.
That night both brothers slipped out of their houses to repeat their efforts of the previous night. But this time they discovered each other, and when they did, they wept and embraced. Neither could speak, for their hearts were overcome with love and gratitude. He did not remove Himself from the crowd. Being amidst the people, Jesus reached out to the one. He rescued the lost. When the Savior stretches out His hands, those He touches are uplifted and become greater, stronger, and better people as a result.
Who is President Russell M. Nelson? A man of heart, compassion and faith
If we are His hands, should we not do the same? This resulted in overwhelming joy for faithful members.
First, Moses appeared and committed the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, which is missionary work. Nelson has taught that the purpose of the covenant keys is to prepare members for the kingdom of God. This is the commencement of the fulfillment of the great and marvelous work Nephi foresaw among both the Gentiles and the house of Israel.
Nephi saw our time when the Saints of God would be upon all the face of the earth, but their numbers would be small because of wickedness. Second, Elias appeared and committed the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham, declaring that in us and our seed all generations after us should be blessed.
In this conference, significant guidance has been presented to assist in perfecting the Saints and preparing them for the kingdom of God. Third, Elijah committed the sealing keys of this dispensation. For those of us alive at this time, the increase in temples and family history work is phenomenal.
We would be unwise to become complacent about this divinely appointed responsibility and expect that Aunt Jane or some other committed relative will take care of it. It is required of the apostle as well as the humblest elder [or sister].
As individuals, we would do well to evaluate our effort in pursuing missionary work, temple and family history work, and preparations to meet God. Righteousness, Unity, and Equality before the Lord Undergird These Sacred Responsibilities With respect to righteousness, this life is the time for all of us to prepare to meet God.
It is commendable that nonconsensual immorality has been exposed and denounced. I am afraid many people no longer feel accountable to God and do not turn to the scriptures or the prophets for guidance. If we, as a society, would contemplate the consequences of sin, there would be massive public opposition to pornography and the objectification of women. In many countries, if not most, people are deeply divided about how to live.
The unity we seek is to be unified with the Savior and His teachings. With respect to missionary work, the principal qualifications for baptism are humbling oneself before God and coming forth with a broken heart and contrite spirit. In addition, missionaries humbly serve where called. They do not attempt to serve based on worldly standards of status or preparation for future careers. They serve with all their heart, might, mind, and strength wherever they are assigned.
They do not choose their missionary companions, and they seek diligently to develop Christlike attributes, 29 which are at the heart of the culture of Jesus Christ. The scriptures give guidance for our most important relationships.Mormons Are You Looking At The Big Picture?
Sacred ordinances and divine responsibilities are built upon this premise. I would expect that your own experiences in the temple would be similar to mine.