Sunday, October 31, 2010

"The Transforming Power of Faith and Character," by Richard G. Scott. General Conference, Saturday Afternoon Session, October 2010.

A portion of the talk:

"We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. Righteous character is a precious manifestation of what you are becoming. Righteous character is more valuable than any material object you own, any knowledge you have gained through study, or any goals you have attained no matter how well lauded by mankind. In the next life your righteous character will be evaluated to assess how well you used the privilege of mortality.”

Click here to read the entire talk.

(On a personal note, I highly suggest listening to this talk and reading along with it as you do. As I listened to it today, I read along as I listened. For the sake of time [I assume], Elder Scott cut out six or seven paragraphs from his original talk, all of which are posted online. Reading it as you listen, or just reading it instead of listening, provides you with such powerful doctrine that he wasn’t able to include in his talk in Conference. And some of the material in those paragraphs is unbelievably powerful. So, on that note, I highly suggest that you read this talk, not just listen to it.)

Sunday, October 24, 2010
My brothers and sisters, to express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven. President Thomas S. Monson, General Conference, October 2010