"The Savior wants us to take off the backpack," said Judy Cameron to about a thousand women at BYU's Women's Conference on Friday.
There is nothing wrong with guilt when it incites change and is taken care of immediately. But harboring it puts a brick in the backpack, added Cameron, who currently serves as a Mormon compassionate service leader and is a hypnotherapist. "Put your backpack down and use the bricks for something else," Cameron said.
Like exchanging them for eternal building blocks to pave a path back to Heavenly Father, said Stephanie D. Smith, a former CIA official who joined the LDS Church three years ago and was at her first Women's Conference and first trip to Utah.