Sunday, February 13, 2011

Station identification

Over the past few days I've been reading this General Conference talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. I don't know which came first--my idea of a media fast, or what I read about concentrating on the "things that matter most"--but here it all is, in a nutshell:

My dear brothers and sisters, we would do well to slow down a little, proceed at the optimum speed for our circumstances, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most. Let us be mindful of the foundational precepts our Heavenly Father has given to His children that will establish the basis of a rich and fruitful mortal life with promises of eternal happiness. They will teach us to do “all these things … in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that we should run faster than we have strength. But it is expedient that we should be diligent, and thereby … win the prize.”

Brothers and sisters, diligently doing the things that matter most will lead us to the Savior of the world. That is why “we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, … that we may know to what source we may look for a remission of our sins.”
In the complexity, confusion, and rush of modern living, this is the “more excellent way.”

1 comment:

aubrey said...

i have listened to that talk and read it so many times since october that i almost have it memorized. what a powerful message that seemed just meant for me. {and you too, it seems:}