I came across this talk in my BOM365 study. It was attached to the reading for today. I thought I had heard EVERY Jeffrey R. Holland talk there ever was! I was wrong. This one really spoke to me today. I recently started graduate school and am taking a class this semester in treating individuals who are suffering from addiction. All addiction. I had an assignment to attend an Addition Recovery Program last week. I will blog about it later. It was honestly one of the most spiritual meetings I have ever been to. I left with such a sweet understanding of the love Heavenly Father has for each of us, his imperfect children. I think this talk resonates with me right now because of all of the reading I have been doing about people in bondage to their addiction. There are obviously a great deal of things out there that we give our freedom to that results in some semblance of bondage. Some of the things mentioned on the BOM365 page today were smart phones (distracting from the things that really matter), negativity and worry, being too concerned with what others think (more than God), pride, weakness from physical appetites (food, laziness). This talk offers some answers. I have highlighted my favorite parts.
If I could invite three people to dinner for a lively conversation. Jeffrey R. would be in the list. Just sayin'. He is one of my all time faves.