I love Elder Nelson to begin with, but this talk is wonderful. I went to the computer right away to find the text version. His address is titled, "We Are Children of God."
Elder Nelson talks about how "We are dual beings. Each soul is comprised of body and spirit, both of which emanate from God. A firm understanding of body and spirit will shape our thoughts and deeds for good."
The talk discusses our physical and our spiritual bodies. He gives stunning facts about the human body, and beautiful eternal truths about the spirits within ourselves.
Some snippets that delighted me:
- "When death claims an individual in the prime of life, we take comfort in knowing that the very laws which do not allow life to persist here are the same laws that will be implemented at the time of the Resurrection, when the body will be endowed with immortality."
- "To return to God through the gateway of death is a joy for those who love Him."
- "Among the most important of spiritual exercises is prayer. It engenders harmony with God and a desire to keep His commandments. Prayer is a key to wisdom, virtue, and humility."
- "Who are we? We are children of God. Our potential is unlimited. Our inheritance is sacred. May we always honor that heritage—in every thought and deed."
Please read and enjoy, you won't be disappointed. We Are Children of God.