LDS General Conference 2012 – Two Favorite Talks

Two of my favorite talks from conference were by Elder Jeffery R. Holland and Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf. I also really enjoyed Sis. Cheryl Esplin’s talk about teaching our children to understand the gospel.

The full text of all the addresses will be posted on Thursday. Here is a summary of what was spoken.

Watch Elder Holland’s talk about the Laborers in the Vineyard below. He talked about being grateful for the blessings we receive and counseled us to not compare ourselves to others. We don’t need to “drink a quart of pickle juice” when others around us are successful. We shouldn’t get so caught up on old grievances – against ourselves, against others, against the Church, or even ones by church members or church leaders. We are all imperfect and cannot measure up to our Perfect Father. God thrills from being merciful. We need forgiveness and need to forgive others. We have never travelled beyond the light of God’s forgiveness. We can overcome our problems and receive forgiveness.

Here is Pres. Uchtdorf’s Sunday morning talk. He counseled us to forgive others, giving us a two word sermon amid the rest of his talk: “Stop it!” We need to stop judging others and forgive and love everyone: “Brothers and sisters, let us put down our stones. Let us be kind. Let us forgive. Let us talk peacefully with each other. Let the love of God fill our hearts. Let us do good unto all men…Let us, as disciples of Jesus Christ, return good for evil. Let us not seek revenge or allow our wrath to overcome us. … As member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wherever we may be, let us be known as a people who have love one to another”.

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