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Sunday, November 10, 2013

General Conference Study - Elder Soares

Elder Soares spoke of the need to mirror ourselves after Jesus Christ. When we look into a mirror do we see Christ like attributes in ourselves? Are we trying to improve ourselves each day? I want to be someone who continues to be better, and kind, loving and good. 
 Regardless of popular misconceptions that being meek means being a wuss. "Being meek does not mean weakness, but it does mean behaving with goodness and kindness."

The following are great quotes from Elder Soares talk:
 Meekness is vital for us to become more Christlike. Being meek does not mean weakness, but it does mean behaving with goodness and kindness, showing strength, serenity, healthy self-worth, and self-control. 
 President Lorenzo Snow taught, "It is our duty to try to be perfect, .... to improve each day, and look upon our course last week and do things better this week; do things better today than we did them yesterday.
Another important step to becoming meek is learning how to control our temper. 
We live in a world full of pressure, controlling our temper may become one of the challenges in our live. At these moments and other difficult situations, we must learn to control our temper and convey our feelings with patience and gentle persuasion. 

Another step to attain meekness is to become humble. The humble are teachable, and have the ability to influence others to be the same. God's promise to the humble is that He will lead them by the hand. 

I truly believe that we will avoid detours and sadness in our lives as long as we walk hand in hand with the Lord. 

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