Monday, April 16, 2012

It was a thankful day today. How grateful I am that LHT and I were able to join 1,000 or so fellow workers at the Manti temple in the Priesthood Room of the temple where we gathered to sit at the feet of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the church. We were almost literally at his feet since he was on the stand and we were seated below on painted white pew benches created in pioneer days. Not only did we enjoy hearing from him and from his wife, who spoke first, but we all received an apostolic blessing from him. He blessed us that, because of our unselfish service, our families--children, their spouses, our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and, in fact, all of our posterity would be blessed by our Father in Heaven.

He told us that he and his wife were sealed in the Swiss Temple and how he loved that temple and also how he loved the Manti Temple. How fortunate we were to work in a pioneer temple, he said. He had attached himself to the pioneers and had great respect for them. He had made this attachment because he was a member of the church. He talked of their greatness and their sacrifices for the gospel.

He also told us that we were to all learn to "Let it go." "Stop it!' was part of his text. It echoed a talke given sometime ago at a general conference on the importance of not judging, holding grudges, gossiping or allowing ourselves to be caught up in various unkind and unholy actions.

How wonderful it was.

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