General Conference thoughts: True Disciples of the Savior and Thru Cloud and Sunshine Lord, Abide with Me!

I admit, after I made a list and scheduled October’s conference talks for my Sunday posts I wondered what prompted me to combine these two talks. I have to combine some commentary on talks due to timing issues and I usually pair two similar themes. After re-reading the two talks I chose for today’s post I wondered what my motivation for this pairing could have been. But as I looked over them again I could see a link between committing to living the gospel and maybe not feeling the promised happiness from doing so. I hope I do both speakers justice in this combination.

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General Conference thoughts: The Immediate Goodness of God

Right before I read this talk to prepare for this post I read the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard in the New Testament.  This talk is a great cross reference for this parable.

The two examples Elder McKay shared about the women needing to know the goodness of God in their individual circumstances demonstrates that it does not matter if the laborer joins the work in the first or eleventh hour all receive the same wage.  Blessings are available to each and all that thrust in the sickle.

Of course, reading the examples of the two women in this talk no one will begrudge either one for receiving blessings.  Isn’t it marvelous to think that no matter when we “come to ourselves” the love is waiting for us to accept it?  And that there are no favorites or hierarchy when it comes to the Atonement of Christ.  It is simply waiting for us to utilize it – no matter how late we come?

The Immediate Goodness of God

by Elder Kyle S. McKay