Today in church we explored a talk given recently by Elder David A. Bednar, “Gather Together in One All Things in Christ.” Elder Bednar, an apostle for the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared the illustration of a rope as an essential tool with which all of us are familiar.
“Ropes are made from strands of fabric, plants, wire, or other materials that are each individually twisted or braided together. Interestingly, substances that may be quite unexceptional can be woven together and become exceptionally strong. Thus, effectively connecting and binding ordinary materials can produce an extraordinary tool.”
I am one of those unexceptional strands of fiber who becomes stronger when I am laced together by other people of all strengths and temperaments.
You are also one of those strands.
We are individually and collectively stronger, just like a rope, when we are laced together in purpose, hope, and love.
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