Sorry I am slow to post these comments from the final session of Conference today.
I was unable to type because the magenta dresses that the MoTab sisters wore burned my retinas.
Not really. EC and I went to visit the sick and afflicted, and returned home with even more gratitude in our hearts.
• Peter is definitely the Man of the Hour. Three Apostles talked about his interactions with the Savior. All fabulous talks. I went in search of a painting of the story that Elders Holland and Hales talked about and found this:
I have no idea who painted it, but I'm glad someone did. Do any of you know of a painting that represents this second occasion where Christ summoned His Apostles? There are several of the first occurrence.
• In order to become more like Jesus, I am grilling fish for dinner tonight. Salmon to be precise.
• Elder Clarke gave one of the best, most understandably concise explanations of the sacrament that I have ever heard. He totally nailed it. But... I'll bet hardly anybody noticed that it can be a life-changer, if we let it.
• Did I mention the magenta dresses? There were much better than the Pepto-Bismol dresses from before.
• As Elder Bednar talked about the necessity of conversion beyond testimony, I kept thinking of the scripture in James 2:19. Testimony isn't enough.
"Thou believest there is one God; Thou doest well: The devils also believe, and tremble."
• FamilySearch should figure out a way to add a social media element to indexing, so teenagers would be more likely to do it. They could race each other, compare notes, meet other LDS kids from around the world, etc.
• True Story: Richard G. Scott was my dad's mission companion. I have a story that goes along with that - maybe one day I'll share it.
• Our broadcast went out right as President Monson was wrapping up. Please let me know if he quoted me during that time. Other than that, it looks like I went 0 for 5 again this year.
• As I get older, the two-hour session seems shorter than it used to.
• Speaking of getting older...it seems that a lot of these newer Seventies are awfully young.
Enjoy the rest of your Sabbath. I look forward to digging in and learning more from these talks in the near future.