Sunday, March 30, 2014

"We must stop concentrating on our differences and look for what we have in common."

 Court, Coryn, Cammy and I enjoyed attending the
 LDS General Women's Meeting on Saturday evening.
(We certainly missed our 'California Cait' though.)

(Rosemary M. Wixom via Deseret Book)

It was wonderful to see all the different generations of sisters together.
A tender spirit filled the meeting from the music to the talks to the colors.
I especially enjoyed the talk by General Young Women's President Bonnie L. Oscarson:

“The adversary would have us be critical or judgmental of one another,” she said. “He wants us to concentrate on our differences and compare ourselves to one another. ...
“We as women can be particularly hard on ourselves. When we compare ourselves to one another, we will always feel inadequate or resentful of others. …We just need to relax and rejoice in our divine differences. We need to realize that we all desire to serve in the kingdom using our unique talents and gifts in our own ways. Then we can enjoy our sisterhood, our associations and begin to serve....
“We have so much to learn from one another and we often let self-imposed barriers keep us from enjoying associations which could be among our greatest blessings in our lives.”

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