I chose Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s talk, “Moral Discipline,” this week because it has been on my mind the last few days. I don’t know if you saw this recent devotional by Elder Oaks, but I’ve been thinking a lot about how our society honors wickedness and belittles efforts for righteousness. Morality is the new minority.
“Moral discipline is the consistent exercise of agency to choose the right because it is right, even when it is hard.”
“Societies will struggle in vain to establish the common good until sin is denounced as sin…”
“Moral discipline is learned at home.”
“At a minimum, moral discipline will be of immense help to us as we deal with whatever stresses and challenges may come in a disintegrating society.”
Elder Christofferson’s talk was delivered during the Sunday afternoon session of conference. You can read it here, or watch it here or listen to it here.
I’ve considered this message in context of Elder Bednar’s talk and our call to be people of integrity who live what we know, and I realize that the missing piece for me (in most cases) is discipline. I look forward to studying Elder Christofferson’s talk this week and reading more of your insights and applications.
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