This Is My Work and Glory
by RI Editors
Today’s post in our General Conference Discussion comes from Paul and Cheryl. It addresses two different aspects of Elder Ballard’s talk; the priesthood, and his example of sharing truth.
I enjoyed Elder Ballard’s reminder that the men of the church are not the priesthood. This is not new news, but good to have the reminder.
Here is a link to the videos Elder Ballard mentions in his talk: Strengthening the Family and the Church through the Priesthood.
Has your ward or stake viewed and talked about these videos? Did it change your view of the priesthood?
Cheryl wrote about the apostles’ example in sharing truth:
Elder Bednar and Elder Ballard answered the doubts and questions I had been feeling — from a political and social aspect. They made it very plain what the commandments and doctrines of the Priesthood are compared with what our society (specifically the USA) has been pushing for lately. I felt relieved, in a way, that my knowledge of the doctrines was not as “outdated” as I had been told, but I felt the stinging rebuke of humility for the way they shared those doctrines. It reminded me that I needn’t be smug or arrogant, harsh or cruel, preachy or unkind– I shouldn’t be! Whether or not I am asked to share truth, I learned that the WAY I share truth is just as important.
How do you see the priesthood, the power of God made manifest, operating in your life?
What do the Apostle’s examples teach us about how to share our faith and beliefs? How can we share in a way that glorifies God while loving as he loves?
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