We had a rare opportunity today...to attend a conference in which we heard Thomas S. Monson, the living prophet who currently presides over the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The conference was held at Weber State University with approximately 10,000 people in attendance and a further broadcast audience of 90,000 in remote locations across northern Utah.
The Lord shapes the back to bear the burden placed upon it.
Wolsey in Henry VIII, "Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my King, He would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies", and then was relieved when the next question to him was "would you pass the potatoes, please?" The point of this was to enjoy all aspects of whatever you do.
6. Life is full of choices.
"Whosoever receiveth my word receiveth me, and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth those, the First Presidency, whom I have sent, whom I have made counselors for my name’s sake unto you", saying that those who follow him will have the Lord's blessing for doing so.
We also heard from Marlin K. Jensen and Rosemary Wixom, two other church leaders. Their talks were terrific, the former on the significance of the Holy Ghost and the latter on the responsibility to teach children. I won't go into detail on them at this time. Perhaps later...
After, we changed out of our Sunday clothes and went to visit my mother-in-law who has been in the hospital for the past couple days. She seems to be improving and should be returning home in the next day or two. So, all in all, a terrific day.