Spiritual Guidance: A GC Talk Review

I wanted to try a new feature – going through some of the previous GC talks to discuss some of the ideas put forth. I decided to start with E. Scott’s talk from the Oct 2009 GC session: To Acquire Spiritual Guidance. This was a talk I enjoyed when it was first given, although the last 3rd got a little repetitious on the whole porn thing (Did you notice that porn has now gone mainstream? New motto: Porn, it’s not just for Priesthood session anymore.)

Here’s the talk in a nutshell:

1. Why we need the spirit.
* “Throughout the ages, many have obtained guidance helpful to resolve challenges in their lives by following the example of respected individuals who resolved similar problems. Today, world conditions change so rapidly that such a course of action is often not available to us.” I think E. Scott just admitted that old folks haven’t necessarily “been there, done that.” It’s kind of a radical thing for an octogenarian to say. Frankly, I’m not sure all 80-somethings would admit that. Kudos, E. Scott!

Read the rest of this story at mormonmatters.org
Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com