Simple words pack great power

It was once said of poet Randall Jarrell that his language was so direct, plain and simple that even dogs and cats could understand him.

That thought came to me last Sunday as I listened while Elder Joseph W. Sitati -- the newly sustained member of the First Quorum of the Seventy -- addressed our stake conference in Brigham City.

I don't know how the local cats and dogs fared, but everyone in the congregation -- from 8 to 80 -- listened with full attention.

They hung on every word.

His message was both elegant and simple.

It was this:

The gospel can be profound and even mysterious at times, but the recipe for joy is unadorned:

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