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Elder Ned B. Roueche

Quorums of the Seventy

It takes courage for Latter-day Saints to return to the fold when they have wandered off the Savior's path.

All church members must seek out those that are lost and provide the love and comfort they need. "We are all brothers and sisters, children of our Heavenly Father, and we must reach out to those that for some reason have forgotten the path."

All people have a flame of desire for good deep within, and cultivating that goodness is much like a gardener who raises beautiful flowers, providing constant care and nourishment over time to realize the potential inside the plant.

When that flame of goodness is fed and nurtured with eternal truths of the gospel and the testimony of the spirit, it will respond and grow stronger and brighter until it leads us to a fullness of truth.

All must be on guard in order to avoid leaving the path set by the Savior. At some point in time, members may be somehow offended or wronged. Such stumbling blocks may cause some to fail to claim the blessings that can be theirs.

"Pride, distrust, deceit, discouragement and many kinds of sin can be removed by a change in our hearts and by following the path that the Savior has shown us."

All must forgive others in order to be forgiven.

"When we forgive and let go of that which has weighed heavily on our hearts and taken us off the path; a great burden is lifted from our soul and we are free."

The Savior knows of individual needs and will help all who seek to follow him.