General Conference Oct 2020

This weekend was General Conference. With all that was going on in the world/country right now I wanted to take a moment to jot down a few thoughts and highlights that jumped out at me:

  • Faithfulness is not foolishness or fanaticism
  • We often extoll but rarely emulate the Savior (are we too comfortable to pick up a heavy cross?)
  • You are good enough and loved, but not complete
  • We need to see each other deeply and be seen deeply
  • We can be a force to lift and bless the world
  • The US founding documents were inspired by God, even though written by imperfect men.
  • Excellent talk about temple recommends from Elder Rasband
  • We need to be more concerned about our duties than our rights
  • Amazing and balanced commentary on the current civil unrest by Elder Oaks. There are injustices that need to be resolved. Protesting is a good thing. Rioting is not.
  • Lots of talks discussed the evils of racism and prejudice
  • Lots of emphasis on preparation: spiritual, physical, emotional
  • We are all “us”, and we are all “them”
  • Our best days are ahead of us, not behind us
  • The US and other countries are at a critical crossroads; pray for your country and its leaders
  • Carest thou not that we perish? Jesus is in our boat
  • As we learn to control our thoughts, the power of the Spirit will be greater in our lives
  • Angels on this side of the veil–good hearted people who are willing to bless and help others (God is always looking for someone who is willing to help)
  • As faith in Jesus diminishes across the world, we need to be more willing to speak of Him.
  • Are we willing to let God prevail in our lives?
  • Search the scriptures and see what promises God has promised to Covenant Isreal
  • Bear your burdens with steady faith and help others to bear theirs
  • We can acknowledge afflictions yet still recognize that we have been highly favored of the Lord
  • Wake up and do something more than dream of your mansion above
  • You became a physician to heal people, not to judge them
  • As we repent and do justly, we come to love mercy
  • God expects us to address our public and personal issues. We must work and pray and wait–exercise diligence and patience
  • The Gospel is comforting; not comfortable
  • No spiritual blessing will be withheld from the righteous

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