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‘Life has always been a little messy’: Elder Holland addresses fear of the future in new message


In response to questions surrounding when seminary and institute will return to the classroom, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said in a new video and article released Sunday that while there many not be a perfect answer to these questions, the hope is that in whatever way possible, high school and college students are having a “scriptural experience and a spiritual education every day of the week.” 

“Given the world we’re in, they need it,” Elder Holland said. 

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But Elder Holland’s video also speaks to broader concerns related to fear for the future, those who may feel there’s “no reason to continue their education or get married or go on with a profession because somehow all of this is going to be a mess.” 

“Life has always been a little messy, but there is always a way through. Marvelous things are still ahead for each of us individually and for all of us collectively. We have wonderful blessings in the future, greater than we’ve seen in the past. . . . Nobody ought to be very discouraged. Every now and again a pandemic will come along. With God’s help we’ll handle it, we’ll be better for it and we’ll be eternally blessed for the lessons we learn from it,” Elder Holland concluded. 

Read the full message and watch the video here.

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