Elder Hugo Montoya spoke on four ways our burdens can be lightened by helping others.
“Once we reach the age of accountability, trials and temptations are universal,” Elder Montoya said. “Fortunately, these burdens are not to be carried alone.”
The first point Elder Montoya suggested was to “go the second mile.” Elder Montoya focused on temple attendance and how the second mile can represent things like preparing names for the temple, indexing and serving temple workers.
The second way Elder Montoya suggested to lighten the burden of others is to smile. He recounts the story of last April General Conference when President Russell M. Nelson smiled at Elder Montoya and how “that smile brought peace to (his) overwhelmed heart.”
Thirdly, Elder Montoya encouraged people to express feelings of compassion to others. Giving priesthood blessings and expressing words of consolation were some of Elder Montoya’s suggestions.
The last way Elder Montoya mentioned was inviting others to come to church. Elder Montoya said that when we do so, we “will allow more of Heavenly Father’s children to reflect on the Atonement.”
Elder Montoya concluded with his testimony that personal burdens can be lifted through Christ.
“It does not matter what our struggles are -whether they are disease or prolonged loneliness or suffering the temptations and tests of the adversary — the Good Shepard is there.”