Friday, March 7, 2008

Consecrate Thy Performance

Two years before concluding an eight year battle with Leukemia, Neal A. Maxwell addressed the Church on the subject of consecration. The address, given at the April General Conference 2002, hints at the vast wisdom Elder Maxwell gained during his lifetime of discipleship.

The best way to valiantly testify of Jesus is to become steadily more like Him...In striving for ultimate submission, our wills constitute all we really have to give God anyway. The usual gifts and their derivatives we give to Him could be stamped justifiably "Return to Sender," with a capital S.
President Gordon B. Hinckley said of Elder Maxwell, “I know of no other man who spoke in such an interesting and distinct manner. His genius was the product of diligence. He was a perfectionist determined to exact from every phrase and sentence vivid imagery that brought the gospel to life...I think we shall not see one like him again.”

Consecrate Thy Performance: Audio Text
Neal A. Maxwell General Conference 04/06/2002

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