GCBC Week 13: “You Are My Hands”

General Conference Book Club Week 13:

In President Dieter F. Uctdorf’s General Conference talk, “You Are My Hands,” he teaches the important principle that Christian discipleship requires us to act more like the Savior:  to embrace, to comfort, to serve, and to love.

I love the story from the New Testament about the adulterous woman that was brought before Jesus to be condemned.  After clearing the room by inviting the sinless to cast the first stone, he showed her great compassion and invited her to live a new life.  I worry that sometimes we all spend too much time condemning others, playing courthouse in our minds and deciding what’s right, what’s wrong, what deserves mercy, what demands justice, and somehow casting more stones than the situation calls for or than we have any right to throw.

I love President Ucdtorf’s simple exhortation:

As disciples of Jesus Christ, our Master, we are called to support and heal rather than condemn.

It seems we should analyze less and, instead, do more good.  When you read this talk, what parts of the message stand out for you?  How can your hands better do His work?

Go here to find the media versions of the talk (audio, video, mp3, etc.).  If this is your first visit to the General Conference Book Club,  click here to learn more about it.