No method of communication ever devised can compare with the voice and the ear. The next time you use your finger, watch it, look at it, and sense the wonder of it. After He had formed the earth, separated the darkness from the light, divided the waters, created the plant and animal kingdoms—after all this He created man and then woman.No pump ever built will run as long or as efficiently as the human heart. I repeat, I hope you will never demean or belittle yourselves.My beloved brethren and sisters, it is a wonderful privilege to be here with you tonight. In a sense that is the only thing you have in common, other than your membership in the Lord’s Church. Some of you have been married and been divorced, some with children and some without. We are all individuals living together, hopefully with respect for one another, notwithstanding some of our personal situations.
Never forget that there is something of divinity in each of you.
You are a son or daughter of God, and you have a wonderful inheritance. On an occasion similar to this I told of an experience I once had.
All of you presumably are without marriage partners. You think this would be the answer to all your problems.
While a happy marriage should be the goal of every normal Latter-day Saint, let me assure you that for many who are married, life is miserable and filled with fears and anxiety.
The most burdensome responsibility I have is to make judgments on applications for cancellation of temple sealings following civil divorce. I pray for wisdom, for the direction of the Lord in dealing with sacred covenants made in the most hallowed surroundings and of an eternal nature.
The circumstances behind the divorce and behind the request for cancellation of a temple sealing contain a litany of selfishness, of greed, of behavior at times even sadistic in its nature, of abuse and heartache and tragedy.
I do not know how tall he was or how broad he was or how much hair he had, but I guess he looked very much like the rest of us.
He became hungry, he felt pain, he had most of the problems we have and maybe some we do not have.
Have you ever contemplated the wonders of yourself, the eyes with which you see, the ears with which you hear, the voice with which you speak?
No camera ever built can compare with the human eye. The most skillful attempt to reproduce it mechanically has resulted in only a crude approximation.
No computer or other creation of science can equal the human brain. Some of you may think you are not attractive, that you have no talents.