November 20, 2015

Here to Serve a Righteous Cause: GC 3

In this talk, Carol F. McConkie told about Sister Ella Hoskins. She was called to serve in Young Women's at the age of 100 years old. At 102 years old she received her Young Womenhood Recognition award. When sister McConkie asked her how she did it, she replied "I repent every day."

Don't you love that? And isn't it true? We do need to repent every single day. Each of us. Most days,  for me, it is about more than one thing. I make many mistakes, we all do. Because of the atonement of Jesus Christ we can overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings and mistakes. One day at a time. To be a little better. To grow a little more. As we humbly rely on him. As we serve the cause of Christ.

". . . to shine with the beauty of holiness, to stand with the Savior, and to bless others, we must be clean. Purity is possible through the grace of Christ as we deny ungodliness and choose to love God with might, mind, and strength. The apostle Paul taught 'Flee . . . Youthful lusts: . . . Follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.' (2 Timothy 2:22) None of us is perfect. We have all made mistakes. But we repent so that we may be better and 'retain the name [of Christ] written always in [our] hearts.' (Mosiah 5:12)"