Saturday, September 27, 2008

Creativity and Compassion

I loved Pres. Uchtdorf's talk at the R.S. broadcast tonight. He talked about having joy - Godly happiness. In order to have real joy, we have to emulate the kind of happiness Heavenly Father has. He is a God of creation and compassion, therefore when we are creative and compassionate, we feel true joy. This really hit home for me. He talked about our desire to create, to make things that have not existed before. As women, motherhood is our most important creative role, but he also talked about beautifying our surroundings through things we create. It is important to develop our talents and creativity because in doing so, we are becoming more like our Father in Heaven.
Our compassion can be an answer to someone's prayer. The best way to allieviate the pain of our own burdens is to help lift someone else's. Serving will heal our hearts.

If we ever feel a lack of joy in our lives, we can focus on these two aspects of Heavenly Father's nature. Be creative and compassionate!

5 comments:

Melinda said...

Thanks for sharing this. Didn't make it to broadcast So it is good to hear a little piece of it. I love the advice.

vinyl dreams said...

It was a good talk. It was also basically my RS lesson for next month, so I'll be pulling some thoughts from it. YEAH!!

Sariah,Chief Editor said...

I loved his talk too! The prayer thing hit me too, listening to the spirit more and following through when we have a feeling we need to help someone. Love the wedding pic, time flies doesn't it!

Alan and Amy said...

The entire broadcast was wonderful. I loved Sister Beck's talk on the purposes and duties of the Relief Society. I loved when she said, "The Lord expects us to increase our offering and fulfill these responsibilities like never before." I have been marveling lately at just how blessed I am and how I can give back and this talk was a complete answer to prayer. It is simply to fulfill these responsibilities with greater devotion, sacrifice and commitment every single day. I just love General Conference Season!

Ron Michael Family said...

That was a great talk. Come by and see me sometime. I'm here in Utah with Heather. Check out her blog for all the info.