Elder Uchtdorf address - Fellow Travelers April 2015
Posted: 27 May 2015, 15:03
Discussing Alternate Ways to Stay In the Church
He is Da' man!mom3 wrote:https://www.lds.org/prophets-and-apostl ... d?lang=eng
The effort to throw off traditions of distrust and pettiness and truly see one another with new eyes—to see each other not as aliens or adversaries but as fellow travelers, brothers and sisters, and children of God—is one of the most challenging while at the same time most rewarding and ennobling experiences of our human existence.
Today, the LDS Church connects cultures, nationalities, languages, and people of every socio-economic status. It encourages people to be good citizens, to care for those who are in distress, to be kind to others, and to nurture and build loving, respectful families.
Today, Church members seek to create goodwill among people of all religious beliefs and political persuasions and of every race. One of our articles of faith states, “We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.”
We can and must stand and let our voices be heard. We don’t need to be provocative or belittling, but we must not allow our fears to prevent us from lifting our voices in defense of what is right and good and true.
Nevertheless, there is one virtue—one quality—that could solve all the world’s ills, cure all the hatred, and mend every wound.
If we only learned to love God as our Father in Heaven, this would give us purpose in life.
If we only learned to love our fellowman as our brothers and sisters, this would give us compassion.
After all, these are God’s great commandments—to love God and to love our fellowman. If we distill religion down to its essence, we nearly always recognize that love is not merely the goal of religion, it is also the path of true discipleship. It is both the journey and the destination.
We must love all of God’s children because they are our brothers and sisters, even—and perhaps especially—those who are different from us or just appear strange.
This conviction and resolve to overcome our lower instincts and truly love all mankind regardless of race, religion, political ideology, and socioeconomic circumstances is one of the grand objectives of our human existence.
It is the essence of pure religion.
To answer your question, This site might not exist if all people were like Pres. Uchtdorf.Ray DeGraw wrote:Serious man crush.
If all people were like Pres. Uchtdorf . . .