Spiritual Sci-Fi

Saturday, October 04, 2008 Posted In , , , , , , , , Edit This 4 Comments »
So anyway, I managed to be seated and attentive before the opening hymn of the Semi-Annual Conference was over. I must admit, I love Conference. I just absolutely love it. I take notes and everything.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf is fast turning into one of my favourites. His talk was centred on 'hope', 'faith' and 'charity' and how the three complement each other and bring happiness.
For me, the most meaningful thing he said was, "If only we could glimpse for a moment what our Heavenly Father has in store for us not only in the next life but in this, our hope would be unshakeable and despair would never overcome us."
I love this perspective and I am going to try to be more optimistic in this pessimistic world. After all, there is really only one person in charge and He is mindful of each individual He created. Believe it or not.

One thing that truly endeared me to Pres. Uchtdorf was when he finished his talk with, "Never give in, never surrender." He said this with great empathy but this is like the famous line ("Never give up, never surrender".) that Tim Allen utters in the movie 'Galaxy Quest', which happens to be my favourite sci-fi parody. So of course this catapulted me into the movie and I was right there with Tim Allen trying to kill the Rock Monster. ("It's a rock! It doesn't have any vulnerable spots!")

I didn't know Pres. Uchtdorf was a Trekky.





4 brilliant observations:

Cheryl said...

Oh, I love that quote by Pres. Uchtdorf. I, too, loved his talk. But it has been really hard for me this conference to choose a fav. They have all been so good for me. I do like the overall theme of hope though, and being spiritually minded.

Rachel said...

Heh welcome to blogging. My meat pies were delicious, I seriously could eat one everyday. In fact that was Hayleys and my goal when we were in Australia - we got pretty close. No meat pies for us anytime soon with no kitchen dang it!

The Isom Eight said...

We loved conference too! Especially President Uchtdorf-besides his totally cool last name, I love to hear him speak. He always makes me feel like I can do anything! And I loved the quote too...so glad you stopped by our blog. Come again soon! :-)

Kristi said...

Wow, just started blogging and you already have such a cool blog with lots of fun extras! I Love getting a little insight into people!