- President Nelson has announced an inspired step forward in the Lord’s organized plan for His Church. That plan includes a new structure for priesthood quorums in wards and stakes so that we may better fulfill our priesthood responsibilities. Those responsibilities all have to do with our priesthood care of our Father’s children.
He speaks about a recent sacrament meeting he was in where a young 14 year old young man spoke about his responsibilities as a newly ordained Teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood. Several key points in the young man's talk are great to ponder.
- If we are trying to keep the commandments, be kind to each other, be honest, be good friends, and enjoy being together, then we will be able to have the Spirit with us and know what Heavenly Father wants us to do. If we don’t, then we can’t fulfill our calling.
- No matter where we are or what we are doing, we can be a good example of righteousness at all times and in all places.
- When we know people in the ward well because of home teaching, it makes it easier to do the next duty of a teacher, and that’s greeting the members at church. Helping people feel welcome and included at church helps all the members of the ward feel loved and prepared to take the sacrament.
- It isn’t important if people see us serving; what’s important is that the Lord knows we have served Him.
President Eyring went on to speak about an inspired Home Teacher who was eventually called on to help a family that was too busy over the years to meet with him in person. Because he had written them a letter monthly they knew who he was and when the time came that they needed assistance, they felt comfortable reaching out to their Home Teacher for help. We can all learn from this example of never giving up when someone says they don't want help.
President Eyring concludes with some wise council.
- It seems to me that we receive the Holy Spirit best when we are focused on serving others. That is why we have the priesthood responsibility to serve for the Savior. When we are engaged in service to others, we think less about ourselves, and the Holy Ghost can more readily come to us and help us in our lifelong quest to have the gift of charity bestowed upon us.
Our ultimate goal is to become more and more like the Savior in our thoughts and actions. The Savior would minister to those in need and those that we have been assigned to help. As the ministering efforts begin to be initiated throughout the church, President Eyring provides some powerful examples of good people doing the right things because they think that is what the Savior would like them to do. The world has ideas about "what would Jesus do?" and it is our responsibility to put into action what we think He would do.