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Simple Truths in President Monson’s Short Talks

I learned a lot from reading the simple truths in the testimony of the Prophet of God. 

“Why is the world so complicated?” I asked my husband one day after getting home from school. This question was the result of hours of school discussions, research projects, and social media scrolling that were now bouncing around in my complicated little brain. I wanted to fix everything, but whatever issue I encountered, the ultimate answer was always, “It’s complicated.” I didn’t like that answer.

That answer continued to bounce around my head until I found peace in a place that I didn’t expect: a very short talk called “The Perfect Path to Happiness.” President Thomas S. Monson’s talk is only four minutes long, but the simple testimony that he conveys was exactly what I needed to hear.

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From President Monson’s words, I learned that some things don’t have to be complicated. I loved his simple invitation: “We are blessed to have the truth. We have a mandate to share the truth. Let us live the truth.” In other words—learn, share, live. Think of the simple truths that might make up your testimony. Maybe you have learned, shared, and lived the truths found in God’s plan for us or in the Book of Mormon. Many of those truths are not complicated.

One very important truth of the gospel is that we cannot do everything ourselves. “Essential to the plan is our Savior, Jesus Christ,” says President Monson. Now, I can’t fix the world. I wish I could. But I can learn, share, and live like there is someone who can.

Read President Thomas S. Monson’s powerful testimony in his talk “The Perfect Path to Happiness.”

Source: General Conference

Abbie Call, Latter-day Saint Insights


Find more insights 

Take a look at “Principles and Promises,” another one of President Thomas S. Monson’s powerful, simple talks.

Find more simple truths in the Latter-day Saint Insights article “That Part’s My Favorite!” by Natasha Andersen.

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