The October theme for the blog is Prophets, A Sign of the Living Church. And September's theme was on unity and supporting one another in our righteous choices.
Mary Hood speaks to both themes, in response to the question of "What recent words of our prophets have struck home with you?"
My thoughts will tie in with last month's topic, that of building unity within the Relief Society.
How can we do this?
In answering this question, I refer to two separate talks recently given by President Monson.
The first is President Monson's talk on charity for the Women's Conference on September 26th, 2010.
He spoke specifically to us to not back-bite, criticize, or speak ill of one another.
Can we all work on that? How about focusing on this topic in a Family Home Evening where we, as a family, can work on this together? If we were to slip, our spouse or child can kindly remind us of this goal we should work toward. Wouldn't this be a great way towards building unity in the Relief Society where sisters can feel safe?
Second, in last week's General Conference, President Monson also spoke of being thankful and the Divine Gift of Gratitude.
While his talk was more focused on giving thanks to the Lord, might I suggest that we show thanks to one another.
Can we acknowledge a good deed? Can we compliment a talent? How hard is it to say, "thank you" or "good job!"? We all have different strengths, abilities, and talents. Can we appreciate each other's gifts? Wouldn't this promote unity among the sisters in the Relief Society?