When President Monson spoke at the beginning of priesthood meeting instead of the end this past April, I felt on edge. It is hard to fight the feeling that his time is short. (Of course I don’t know that for sure: I feel it. And many times, feel turns into know for me.)
I listened intently to those brief remarks. I have since thought, “Could he have spoken on a more vital topic than the pure of Christ?” My answer, to myself? “No.”
Here are a few thoughts from the talk that got my attention.
- “We do not honor the priesthood of God if we are not kind to others.”
- “Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all . . .” (Moroni 7:46.)
- “‘Kindness is how a Christlike person treats others'” (from Joseph B. Wirthlin).
- “Let us examine our lives and determine to follow the Savior’s example by being kind, loving, and charitable. And as we do so, we will be in a better position to call down the powers of heaven for ourselves, for our families, and for our fellow travelers in this sometimes difficult journey back to our heavenly home.”