"Rather than being judgmental and critical of each other, may we have the pure love of Christ for our fellow travelers in this journey through life. May we recognize that each one is doing her best to deal with the challenges which come her way, and may we strive to do our best to help out," said President Monson while offering the closing address at the General Relief Society Meeting on Sept. 25.
Thousands of women attended the meeting, held in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City and translated into 82 languages. Talks given by President Monson and Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, and her counselors, Sister Silvia H. Allred and Sister Barbara Thompson, were sent, via satellite, to 175 territories, nations and countries around the world. Music for the event was provided by a choir made up of women from stakes in Kearns, Utah, directed by Cathy Jolley and accompanied by Linda Margetts.
President Monson began his address by asking Latter-day Saint women worldwide to not judge one another. "Are we making judgments when we don't have all the facts? What do we see when we look at others? What judgments do we make about them?"