Today is President Monson’s 90th birthday. Tonight we will be holding our Family Home Evening in his honor. We will talk a little bit about his life, and review his teachings from General Conference in recent years. Here are some of the highlights:
Recent Teachings of President Thomas S. Monson
“If you are not reading the Book of Mormon each day, please do so.”
“I implore each of us to prayerfully study and ponder the Book of Mormon each day. As we do so, we will in a position hear the voice of the Spirit, to resist temptation, to overcome doubt and fear, and to receive heaven’s help in our lives.”
“We are blessed to have the truth. We have a mandate to share the truth. Let us live the truth.”
“This is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).
“I testify of the great gift which is our Father’s plan for us. It is the one perfect path to peace and happiness both here and in the world to come.”
“If we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice.”
“May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.”
“We become examples of the believers by living the gospel of Jesus Christ in word, in conversation, in spirit, in faith, and in purity. As we do so, our lights will shine for others to see.” (see 1 Timothy 4:12)
“As we make Christ the center of our lives, our fears will be replaced by the courage of our convictions.”
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matt 5:16)
“As we attend the temple, there can come to us a dimension of spirituality and a feeling of peace.”
“The blessings of the temple are priceless”
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
“Ponder the path of thy feet” (Proverbs 14:26).
“The Savior’s example provides a framework for everything that we do, and His words provide an unfailing guide. His path will take us safely home.”
April 2014 GC
“Love is the very essence of the gospel, and Jesus Christ is our Exemplar.”
“Love should be the very heart of family life.”
“As we arise each morning, let us determine to respond with love and kindness to whatever might come our way.”