The talk I’d like to highlight this week is Henry B Eyring’s talk from General Conference. Honestly, I don’t remember hearing it at all. Shame on me, but I am REALLY glad that I have the conference talks to listen to in the morning while I get ready (fyi, I use the Gospel Library app). Is there a coincidence it usually takes me 20 minutes to get ready and the conference talks are just about 20 minutes (or 15+ and some pondering time)? No, I don’t think it is.
Anyway, his talk was entitled “To My Grandchildren” — here’s a snippet:
It’s really advice for his grandchildren, as they are starting to start families of their own.
I think I was most grateful that it was honest advice. He tells a story about his father choosing a job away from family for a long period of time, and then was offered a job closer to family, asked his wife what she wanted, she said to do what he thought was best, so he turned it down. And then his wife was WAY mad at him. Anyway, it’s just real life situation.
Because I think the BEST part of our church is that our leaders live extremely normal lives. They have held regular jobs for a period of time, they associate with regular people.
They understand that life is long and hard, and they want to help us. And I think this talk did just that.
So, do you remember this talk? Do you think Henry B Eyring looks like Dennis the Menace’s father? Maybe he did 20 years ago before he was an apostle. I remember my dad used to work with him a lot and I always wondered which one he was and then I remembered that he was the one who looked like Dennis the Menace’s dad.