Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: ‘The Greatest Possession’
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Saturday morning session of October 2021 general conference. He encouraged listeners to come unto Christ completely and wholeheartedly. The following is a summary of what he said.
Quotes from Elder Holland
“When difficult things are asked of us, even things contrary to the longings of our heart, remember that the loyalty we pledge to the cause of Christ is to be the supreme devotion of our lives.”
“There is divine help for every one of us at any hour that we feel to make a change in our behavior.”
“If we love God enough to try to be fully faithful to Him, He will give us the ability, the capacity, the will and the way to love our neighbor and ourselves.”
Summary of Elder Holland’s talk
In response to the rich young ruler’s question “What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” Jesus told him to sell all his belongings, take up his cross and follow Him. With or without riches, all are to come unto Christ with the same uncompromised commitment to His gospel.
Divine help is available at any moment one feels to make a change. The people in the Book of Mormon chapter of 4 Nephi had no contention because “the love of God … did dwell in the hearts of the people.”