Elder Jorge F. Zeballos: If you will be responsible


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Elder Jorge F. Zeballos speaks at the 185th Annual General Conference. (LDS.org)

Elder Jorge F. Zeballos of the Seventy was the second speaker to address audiences in Spanish at the Sunday afternoon session of general conference on April 5.

He spoke on the importance of being responsible to God, giving listeners four guidelines to remain responsible to him.

The first guideline is to learn one’s duty. Elder Zeballos told the story of the Cheshire Cat, who told Alice it did not matter where she went if she had no destination. Church members, by contrast, do have a destination and should learn what the Lord requires of them to get there.

Elder Zeballos then spoke of making committed decisions and acting according to those decisions. “The path we have chosen to walk is narrow. Along the way are challenges that will require our faith in Jesus Christ and our best efforts to stay on the path and press forward,” he said.

The final guideline Elder Zeballos gave church members was to willingly accept the Lord’s will. “Discipleship requires us not only to learn our duty, make correct decisions and act in accordance with them, but also essential is our developing the willingness and the ability to accept God’s will, even if it does not match our righteous desires or preferences.”

He spoke of the death of a young child and the sweet spirit of the parents, who accepted the fate of their little one peacefully. Elder Zeballos cited these parents as faithful servants of the Lord and finished urging church members to maintain similar attitudes. “Let us press forward by learning our duty, making correct decisions and accepting the will of our Father,” he said.

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