Monday, January 21, 2013

the charge

"During the past few years a number of resources have set in place in the Church to help us. New editions of the scriptures have been published--are we taking advantage of them? More temples are located closer to our people--are we going to the house of the Lord more frequently? 
The consolidated meeting schedule was set up--are we taking advantage of the increased time with our families?
A special home evening manual was provided--are we using it? 
A new hymnal has just been published--are we singing more songs of the heart? 
And the list goes on and on. 
We have received much help. We don't need changed programs now as much as we need changed people!" 

-President Ezra Taft Benson
"Cleansing the Inner Vessel
1986 April Conference

take a look at this, too:

"And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written" (Doctrine and Covenants 84:57).

how's that for a call to repentance?
it's a new year. it's time for us to go and DO.
will you?