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Elder Bednar Shares a Perfect Back-to-School Message Everyone Needs to Hear

by | Aug. 13, 2016

Mormon Life

Ready to grab you backpacks and hit the books as another year of school starts?

If you aren't quite in the school mood yet, here's a message from Elder David A. Bednar that might change your perspective. Recently, on Facebook, he shared the reason learning and knowledge make such a difference in this life, but in eternity.

You and I are here upon the earth to prepare for eternity, to learn how to learn, to learn things that are temporally important and eternally essential, and to assist others in learning wisdom and truth (see D&C 97:1).
Understanding who we are, where we came from, and why we are upon the earth places upon each of us a great responsibility both to learn how to learn and to learn to love learning.
Learning to love learning equips us for an ever-changing and unpredictable future. Knowing how to learn prepares us to discern and act upon opportunities that others may not readily recognize. I am confident you will pass the test of learning what to do when you do not know what to do or how to proceed. I pray your love of learning will grow ever deeper, ever richer, and ever more complete.
Lead image from Facebook.

Get more incredible insights from Elder David A. Bednar on the eternal purpose of learning in his book, Increase in Learning. Elder Bednar emphasizes concepts, patterns, and processes that invite each of us to act and learn fundamental truths for ourselves. This new interactive book will help you acquire one of the most important skills you'll ever possess: the power to learn. With its unique blend of print, media, and online resources, it provides patterns for spiritual learning that will lead you to understand and act on gospel truths.