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happiness, faith and hope through the Gospel message (Packer)

The gospel teaches us to be happy, to have faith rather than fear, to find hope and overcome despair, to leave darkness and turn toward the light of the everlasting gospel. Paul and others warned about the trials of our time and the days yet to come. But peace can be settled in the heart of each who turns to the scriptures and unlocks the promises of protection and redemption that are taught therein. President Boyd K. Packer, October 2013 General Conference http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/the-key-to-spiritual-protection?lang=eng

"Tell them to read the Scriptures" (Packer; S. Dilworth Young)

Years ago, Elder S. Dilworth Young of the Seventy taught me a lesson about reading the scriptures. A stake was struggling with tensions and difficulties among the members, and counsel needed to be given. I asked President Young, “What should I say?” He answered simply, “Tell them to read the scriptures.” I asked, “Which scriptures?” He said, “It really doesn’t matter. Tell them to open up the Book of Mormon, for instance, and begin to read. Soon the feeling of peace and inspiration will come, and a solution will present itself.” President Boyd K. Packer, October 2013 General Conference http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/the-key-to-spiritual-protection?lang=eng