Refuge From The Storm

This is a summary of a talk by Patrick Kearton, from this year’s General Conference. Every 6 months the leaders of our church speak about various topics so instead of going to church we we either watch it on TV, or go to the Conference Center.  If you want to check out the other talks then click here!

And onto the summary:

“As members of the Church, as a people, we don’t have to look back far in our history to reflect on times when we were refugees. …

The Savior knows how it feels to be a refugee—He was one. As a child, Jesus and His family fled to Egypt to escape the murderous swords of Herod. And at various points in His ministry, He found Himself threatened and His life in danger, ultimately submitting to the designs of evil men who had plotted His death. Perhaps, then, it is all the more remarkable to us that He repeatedly taught us to love one another, to love as He loves, to love our neighbor as ourselves. …

If you are asking, “What can I do?” let us first remember that we should not serve at the expense of families and other responsibilities, nor should we expect our leaders to organize projects for us. But as youth, men, women, and families, we can join in this great humanitarian endeavor. …

The Lord has instructed us that the stakes of Zion are to be “a defense” and “a refuge from the storm” [D&C 115:6]. We have found refuge. Let us come out from our safe places and share with them, from our abundance, hope for a brighter future, faith in God and in our fellowman, and love that sees beyond cultural and ideological differences to the glorious truth that we are all children of our Father in Heaven.”

I just want to say how thankful I am for a living prophet on this Earth and for the modern revelation he and his counselors are able to give.

I love you all-Aspen AKA A Member Of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


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