Sister Barbara Thompson: 'Mind the gap'

In order to stay safe, sisters of the Church need to "mind the gap," said Sister Barbara Thompson, second counselor in the general Relief Society presidency.

In her address during the general Relief Society broadcast Sept. 26 in the Conference Center, Sister Thompson referred to "the tube," the subway system of underground trains in London, England. She described the flashing lights that notify people of approaching trains so they can stand back and of signs alerting passengers to "mind the gap," the space between the platform and the train. All of the warnings are provided so passengers will stay safe.

Likening the experience of riding the tube to experiences in life, Sister Thompson spoke of three gaps many people will have during their experience in life, and the warnings given to keep them safe.

"Many of us have gaps in our own lives," Sister Thompson said. "Sometimes it is the difference between what we know and what we actually do or the gap between our goals and what we actually accomplish. These gaps can be reminders of ways in which we can improve or, if ignored, can be stumbling blocks in our lives."

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