Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

Council of the Twelve

"I urge you to examine your life. Determine where you are and what you need to do to be the kind of person you want to be. Create inspiring, noble, and righteous goals that fire your imagination and create excitement in your heart. And then keep your eye on them. Work consistently toward achieving them."

"We all possess spiritual gifts. Some are blessed with the gift of faith, others the gift of healing. In the body of the church, all of the spiritual gifts are present.

"In my case, perhaps one of the spiritual gifts for which I am most grateful is that I have been blessed with an obedient spirit. When I heard wise counsel from my parents or church leaders, I listened and tried to make it part of my thoughts and actions.

"Brethren of the priesthood, I urge you to cultivate the gift of an obedient spirit."

"What does it profit us if we listen to wise counsel and do not heed the words? Or what use is experience if we do not learn from it? What good are scriptures if we do not cherish the words and incorporate them into our lives?

"President Gordon B. Hinckley has promised that, 'Heavenly Father will shower down blessings upon those who walk in obedience to his commandments."'