Monday, April 14, 2014

April 2014 General Conference: The Joyful Burden of Discipleship

Elder Ronald A. Rasband spoke on Saturday morning about his involvement in Church relief efforts.  Quoting from President Monson,

We are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness—be they family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us. …
“‘… Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these … , ye have done it unto me’ [Matthew 25:40].
He talked of sharing the burdens of others.  We are the Lord's hands here on the Earth.

Each of us faces the challenge of balancing earthly possessions against spiritual treasures.  Our treasures on earth can be destroyed in an instant.

Elder Rasband recounted an Oklahoma tornado survivors story.
They were protected by angels.

Often we are given the opportunity to help others in need.
If we resolve to bear one another's burdens, we are rewarded with
the joy that comes from sacred service.

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