Latter-day Saint Life

Sister McConkie: Young Women Can Extend the Savior's Love to All Who Feel They "Don't Belong"


At one time or another, everyone feels a little out of place. But what happens when those feelings come to the young women of the Church? Sister Carol F. McConkie, the first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, shares how these young women can feel the Savior's love through the covenant-keeping behavior of their peers. 

Whenever I hear a young woman say, “I don’t belong here,” or Young Women leaders say that they have young women who do not feel accepted, my heart just breaks. But I remember the Savior’s many invitations to come unto Him. His arm of love and mercy is stretched out to all and none are turned away. The Savior’s love is most desirable above all things and most joyous to the soul (see 1 Nephi 11:22-23).

Our young women have a covenant responsibility to reach out to those who are struggling with a sense of belonging and extend to them the Savior’s love. In sacred priesthood ordinances, they have promised Heavenly Father that they are willing to bear the Savior’s name, remember Him and keep His commandments. They have been commanded to do the works the Savior has done (see 3 Nephi 27:21).

Lead image from the Deseret News
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