Last weekend we had a wonderful opportunity to listen to our prophet, apostles and other church leaders provide guidance and direction, not only for members of our church, but for anyone willing to listen and learn. I thought there were a couple themes that seemed to be addressed again and again in the 40+ talks that were given. I thought one of those was faith, so I decided to include in this post several of my favorite quotes from the conference on faith, interspersed with a few recent pictures of English scenery. I talk about some other messages from conference on the “Inspiration page.” On the “Stories page” you can see some pictures of Holly’s birthday celebration at the Shard, and on the “Places page” you can learn a little more about this odd looking dancer.
Now for the quotes on faith:
“Your faith did not begin at birth, nor will it end at death..…The future of your faith in not by chance but by choice…. Your faith will grow not by chance but by choice.” Neil L. Anderson
“Your future is as bright as your faith.” – Thomas S. Monson quoted by Neil L. Anderson
“Just because we can’t see something with our physical eyes does not mean it doesn’t exist.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Indeed, there are far more things in this world that exist, and yet we can’t see them, than there are that exist because we can see them.
“Faith never demands an answer to every question, but seeks the assurance and courage to move forward, sometimes acknowledging, “I don’t know everything, but I do know enough to continue on the path of discipleship.”” Neil L. Andersen. Having true faith does not always mean that everything will be OK, but that regardless of what happens we will be OK.
“Our time is a dangerous time—a time of great evil and temptation, a time of confusion and commotion. … Whatever level of spirituality or faith or obedience we now have, it will not be sufficient for the work that lies ahead. We need greater spiritual light and power. We need eyes to see more clearly the Savior working in our lives and ears to hear His voice more deeply in our hearts.” Kim B. Clark
“Let me be clear: there is nothing noble or impressive about being cynical. Skepticism is easy—anyone can do it. It is the faithful life that requires moral strength, dedication, and courage.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf