No more strangers and foreigners

No more strangers and foreigners

Maybe coincidences really are the Lord working His tender mercies.

Last Sunday, January 15th, I had the privilege of speaking in a sacrament meeting that morning for the Autumn Care Assisted Living Branch in Hyde Park, Utah. As I pondered what to speak about, I was drawn several times to Paul’s teachings to the Ephesians that they were “no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). The impressions continued and that became the thought I shared.

I was notably quite touched when my wife Elisa discovered President Monson shared the very same thought on the same day. I have always loved teaching and speaking, be it in church, business, or other opportunities. I enjoy being the guide and helping the learner along the discovery journey. Real learning takes place when the Spirit guides the process. Those are the tender mercies that change lives. I’m grateful for those occasions when I get to be a small part of the process.

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