We live in marvelous modern times – technology allows us to accomplish tasks that previously would have been impossible to do. The way is prepared, for us to do His work. Don't bury your talents! Use them for good. Focus. Learn to index. Expand your studies. Keep in contact with friends and family. Share your testimony. Reach out and help others. And when appropriate, turn that Liahona off during Sacrament Meeting and at the Temple and occasionally at home so we can “Be Still and Know”, so we can feel and follow the Holy Spirit.
What is Perfect (or complete) Love? Mormon taught us, in his letter to his son Moroni (Mor 8.16-17): “[..] Behold, I speak with boldness, having authority from God; and I fear not what man can do; for perfect love casteth out all fear. And I am filled with charity, which is everlasting love; [..]”
When this earth life experience ends, will your love and concern for your own friends and family members stop? Of course not. For each of these individuals we experience shared joy in their successes, and sorrow with them in their trials. We pray for them and worry about them.
So, what can we do? Brothers and Sisters, the answer lies in the Temple. Repent and get yourself worthy to receive a temple recommend. Carry it with you – especially to the Temple – as often as possible. Have your family sealed to you there. President McMahon asked us to teach you to: “Come to the temple and return often. 'Be' in the temple until it feels comfortable”. There your prayers will be heard and answered. There you will find peace and direction and guidance for your own lives and for those you love. There you will start to develop and feel the 'perfect love' our Father has for us.
My mom (and my grandkids) couldn't be at all my public speaking assignments, so I post them here for them/her and you to read ..