President Thomas S. Monson: Choices


President Thomas S. Monson spoke on the importance of choices during the Sunday Morning session of the 186th Annual General Conference.

President Thomas S. Monson (LDS Church)

President Monson announced four new temples in Quito, Ecuador; Harare, Zimbabwe; Belen, Brazil; and Lima, Peru.

He then told the story of Alice from Lewis Carroll’s classic novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” When faced with a crossroads, Alice asked the Cheshire cat, “‘Which path shall I follow?'”

The Cheshire cat answered, “‘That depends on where you want to go. If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn’t matter which path you take.'”

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President Monson waves as he leaves the Conference Center. He announced four new temples and reminded the LDS Church members of the everlasting effects of choices. (Ari Davis)

President Monson went on to speak of the importance of choices.

“Unlike Alice, we know where we want to go, and it does matter which way we go, for the path we follow in this life leads to our destination in the next life,” said President Monson.

He closed by reminding Latter-day Saints and people viewing conference worldwide of the everlasting effects of choices.

“May we ever choose the harder right, instead of the easier wrong,” President Monson said. “As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day — whether to make this choice or that choice — if we choose Christ we will have made the correct choice.”

See a summary of The Daily Universe’s coverage of the April 2016 LDS General Conference.

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