The Lord Is Extending the Saints’ Understanding
January 29, 2013
God is directing us in our efforts to save lives, educate others, and bring peace to the Church
by Mark Schneider
From Elder Uchtdorf’s recent CES talk to the sacrament meeting I attended today, it seems that I am more frequently reminded that ours is a living church and God still has more to say. We can’t predict what God will or will not say, but at the Affirmation Leadership Conference this past Saturday that is the hopeful message I felt as LGBT Mormons from across the globe unabashedly sang the lyrics of “The Spirit of God” and heaven seemed to echo back: The Lord is extending the Saints’ understanding; The knowledge and power of God are expanding; The veil o’er the earth is beginning to burst.
From hearing others’ stories and witnessing the peculiar amount of harmony present at the conference, I can’t help but believe that God has His hand in this work and is directing us in our efforts to save lives, educate others, and bring peace to a church that has been restless and divided over these issues of love and family that affect so many. It is a tall order, I must admit, but I believe we can do it and we will need everyone’s help– Including yours!