The Words We Speak
by RI Editors
Today’s post in our General Conference Discussion comes from Angie. She commented:
Sister Wixom’s talk was a direct (and painful) answer to prayer for me. We have been struggling with the distinct lack of peace in our home. Even my mother (at 3,000 miles away) felt the need to call and tell me I yell too much. So to have S. Wixom’s talk open with an admonition for a still voice of perfect mildness and then to proceed to outline every aspect of my home that isn’t working and how the inner light of children is dimming was painful counsel to hear. But, that’s often how counsel precisely for me feels. But some of the subsequent talks helped me to take that counsel in a more productive light.
Taken in single doses some talks can pierce us to the center, while others speak with such great love and tenderness that we wonder how we could ever rebel against God. The overall tone of General Conference seems to be perfectly balanced, with enough pricks of conscience to know what to work on, and enough verbal hugs that we feel encouraged to go on. (Watching it as a whole is a better experience for me than viewing it piecemeal because of this.)
If you feel it’s appropriate to share, after watching conference what did you feel impressed to improve and what words specifically encouraged you?
What did you find noteworthy in Sister Wixom’s talk?
If you’d like to start a forum discussion about a different talk please leave a comment on the original post: Reader Led General Conference Discussion. We’re nearing the end, so comment now if we’ve missed your favorite!