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.
Christ taught by parable, by precept, through scripture, directly to those prepared, and by perfect example, always loving and inviting us to 'Come unto Him' and to repent and be healed. He reinforced these teachings with symbols; of bread and water, of lambs, rocks, salt, lamps, and seeds. He taught us to pray, to read and obey the scriptures, attend our meetings and fulfill our callings, to make and keep covenants, and to feel and follow the Spirit. We need to do the same in our homes with our families.
“Remembering Him as we fast may make it easier to endure those short 24 hours without food or drink ..” May we each learn to receive the blessings of obeying the law and covenant of the fast.
This past summer we were invited to participate in the Magrath Camp of Israel Trek, along with many of you and your youth, for an entire weekend. That weekend happened to be a fast Sunday.
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 ..