(First session of Oct 2020 General Conference)
🎵 Truth Eternal
🎵 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
🎵 I Feel my Savior's Love
Ponder a promise the Lord made, whosoever will, may lay hold upon the word of God. Feel Lord's perfect love.
Teachers help students learn for themselves, and prepare tests for them.
Tests are essential for learning. "Prove", "examine", and "try" are used in scriptures, not "test".
Two principles to help in our examination:
Casualness, procrastination, and complacency are most damaging when disaster strikes.
What I learned during spiritually/physically/mentally during the pandemic?
Focus and commit on a single attribute, and that leads to incremental change.
[Happy birthday story waiting in line]
David Brooks said we need to see people deeply.
Questions to ask for positive introspection:
I should watch out for others and care less about myself.
🎵 Come, Ye Children of the Lord
[Story of mother feeding 2 groups of strangers]
Early members were respectful both to women and native Americans, maybe because of their life experiences being pushed out of everywhere they went. Impressive they weren't bitter to strangers.
Unity is enhanced when people are treated with dignity and respect, even when they may appear different.
Unity can be improved with diversity.
All temples have words "holiness to the Lord"
The interview lets me reaffirm my testimony and the qualities I believe in.
I really love Elder Rasband.
🎵 Have I Done Any Good?
Our time is full of hate and anger. We will always have differences, forego anger for political choices.
Jesus even told Romans to pay their taxes to Caesar. We follow laws of men and live peacefully.
Anger leads to division and enmity. I'll care more about "enemies" if I'm willing to learn from them.
Love can be powerful, it begets more love.
How has my personal attitude let in hatred, silence, and indifference?
🎵 Love One Another
These sessions of conference were really inspiring for me. I enjoyed repeated mentions of topics like: Love Unity Diversity Preparation That…