GCBC Week 9: Let There Be Light!

“Let There Be Light!”
Elder Quentin L. Cook
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Cook’s talk is a call to action.  He wants us to be more proactive against the forces of evil.

“If we do not black out evil from our homes and lives, do not be surprised if devastating moral explosions shatter the peace which is the reward for righteous living. Our responsibility is to be in the world but not of the world.”

For me, personally, I took away three action items:

  1. Resurrect my Protecting Innocence Project and do my part to fight the influence of evil media.
  2. Be positive, be bold, and remember civility.
  3. My home needs to be a bunker– a holy refuge.

How about you? What are your favorite principles or quotes from Elder Cook’s talk?  Is there anything you learned here that you had not considered before?  What stood out to you as you studied it?  And, most importantly, what did it make you feel or want to do?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.  Participation kind of dropped off a little last week.  I know it was a crazy holiday and all, so jump back on board and be an active participant.  I’ll be sad if you start falling off the GCBC wagon.  I love your contributions.  (If this is your first time to General Conference Book Club, click here to learn more about it.)

p.s.  Thanks for your patience with the delay and your sweet comments about Clark.  He is doing fine, and I’ll post more about him tomorrow.