God Created Every Person Different

April 26, 2013

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

from an address delivered by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf during the priesthood session of general conference

While the Atonement is meant to help us all become more like Christ, it is not meant to make us all the same. Sometimes we confuse differences in personality with sin. We can even make the mistake of thinking that because someone is different from us, it must mean they are not pleasing to God. This line of thinking leads some to believe that the Church wants to create every member from a single mold—that each one should look, feel, think, and behave like every other. This would contradict the genius of God, who created every man different from his brother, every son different from his father. Even identical twins are not identical in their personalities and spiritual identities.

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