BYU is a unique institution in all the world—a community of saint scholars, a community of saint students, an unparalleled community of academic and spiritual excellence that could only be possible as a result of the Restoration.
I know that Jesus Christ is the light that makes forgiveness possible and that as we forgive each other and ourselves, we will feel His love and experience His light in this life and even more fully in the eternal world to come.
Are you lighting the way for others? Are you an example of the Savior in your words, thoughts, and actions?
People will love to hear your stories. Don’t be afraid to reach out and share them. Your stories did not just happen for you; they are meant to be shared. Sharing them is a great way for you to let your light shine for others.
The realities of living in our limited, imperfect world mean that we have no choice but to make do with an approximation—to admit and accept imperfection.
As you keep the flame of testimony burning brightly, you will become a beacon of righteousness—even a light—for all to see.
An essential part of the glory of God is light—or living, life-giving energy. In the scriptural sense, light is a capacitating power through which the righteous are given the faculty to receive truth.
Each one of you has the light of Jesus Christ within you. How wonderful that is for you as you strive to discern what is truly of great worth in your life.
My goal this morning is to help us better appreciate the blessings of this greater light and knowledge in our lives and to better understand the methods by which it has been, and continues to be, obtained.
National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones described the difference between being the best in the world and being the best for the world. To be the best in the world, all of the attention is focused on the individual. To be the best for the world, the attention is focused on others.
The light of the gospel, and the ability to see clearly, is a priceless possession. Don't forsake it for the fleeting pleasures of darkness.
Having light is evidence that Jesus Christ is part of our life. His light—His spirit, His truth, His power—inspires, motivates, comforts, capacitates, and protects.
That is what we need: leaders with integrity, energy, inspiration, wisdom, and courage... I believe that if you heed the Lord’s call to be the light of the world, you will be those leaders.
The university and the Church have added light to your being, but none has received the fullness that lies ahead.
The simple principles of agency, opposition, and obedience can help us teach our youth and fill our lives, and theirs, with ever-growing light and truth.
"Unless we align our eyes and our hearts with God’s glory, we will, to that extent, be filled with darkness."
The light of Christ dispels the darkness of trial and sin. We each have light—as we choose the right, we can uplift others and guide them to Christ.
Change and trial are often accompanied by crippling fear. We can overcome fear with faith because of the guiding, comforting light of the gospel.
I am grateful the musical number could be delivered not only with talent, but with the Spirit. I appreciate Sister Glenna Woolf, the accompanist, and the duet by Gaye Beeson and her daughter Emily Galland. We hope, this morning, to be second and third and fourth witnesses of the testimonies borne at the just-concluded general conference. I thank Brother Williams for the spirit of his prayer. We welcome those attending…
The restoration of the gospel has unleashed a wonderful flood of light and knowledge about the nature of God and His children.
We must be wary of spiritual blindness when we allow the gospel to leave our lives. If we abide in the light that God offers us, we will never be lost.
The standards God has set for us should be upheld in all things. Alma Sonne issues an invitation to "let your light so shine" in every situation.