"We Can Return to Our Heavenly Father"
We Can Return to Our Heavenly Father
I love that President Richards just counseled us to thank Heavenly Father for being patient with us right before he introduced me. I can assure you, I have thanked Him many times for his patience with me. And I am grateful for the opportunity to be here with you today. I wanted to start off, actually, by reading to you a quote by Elder Marvin J. Ashton. He says, “Why does the lack of appreciation offend God and kindle His wrath? Not because he needs to see and hear our thanks, but because he knows an absence of appreciation on the part of anyone causes personal stagnation. Our growth and our progress are delayed when we fail to feel and express a sincere thank-you” (“And in Everything Give Thanks,” speech given at Brigham Young University, September 1, 1991). I was very grateful for that counsel.