“Brothers and Sisters in Christ” – Blessed By Diversity

Elder Ulisses Soares

October 2023 General Conference Address

“As sons and daughters of the covenant, we can help to eliminate this kind of behavior by looking at the apparent differences that exist between us with the Savior’s eyesand based on what we have in common—our divine identity and kinship. Moreover, we can strive to see ourselves reflected in the dreams, hopes, sorrows, and pains of our neighbor. 

…United in purpose, we see one another with new eyes, and in our oneness, we celebrate our differences as divine children of God. 

…My dear brothers and sisters, may we align our hearts and minds with the knowledge and testimony that we are all equal before God, that we are all fully endowed with the same eternal potential and inheritance. May we enjoy more the spiritual kinship that exists between us and value the different attributes and varied gifts we all have.

…a new day will begin with a new light that will brighten our lives and illuminate wonderful opportunities to value more, and be more fully blessed by, the diversity created by God among His children.We will surely become instruments in His hands to promote respect and dignity among all His sons and daughters.”