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Elder Jack N. Gerard: 'Now is the Time'

General Authority Seventy

Notable quotes:

During his October 2018 general conference address, Elder Jack N. Gerard said:

  1. “As we seek to know the Savior, we should not overlook the fundamental truth of who we are and why we are here.”
  2. “Understanding our divine origins is essential to our eternal progress and can free us from the distractions of this life.”
  3. “The debate over truth has reached a fevered pitch, with all sides claiming truth as if it were a relative concept open to individual interpretation.”

Talk summary:

In a noisy world, it’s essential to step back and consider what changes need to be made in one’s life.

Rapid-fire bursts of information and distraction can be interesting and entertaining, but they usually have little to do with one’s eternal progress. “And yet they shape the way we view our mortal experience.”

But prayerfully assessing one’s life offers an opportunity to step back from the world, reflect on the covenant path and make necessary adjustments.

The best things in life are centered on Jesus Christ and understanding His eternal truths.

Promised blessings:

As countless distractions and voices vie for one’s attention, remember the best things in life are centered on Jesus Christ and understanding the eternal truths of who He is and one’s relationship with Him.

Speaker snapshot:

  • Elder Jack N. Gerard was sustained as a General Authority Seventy on March 31, 2018.
  • He served as an Area Seventy for six years.
  • A lawyer by training, he worked as a president and CEO for several entities.
  • Elder Gerard has been part of a broad coalition of medical professionals, community leaders and lawmakers organized in response to Utah's marijuana initiative.
  • He and his wife, Sister Claudette Gerard, are the parents of eight children.

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