“For what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter of them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one: Be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here; and to the other: Be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there—and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just?” – Doctrine & Covenants 38:26
Throughout the relatively short history of the Mormon Church, temporal welfare has been emphasized with as great fervor as an individual’s spiritual wellbeing. This past weekend a semiannual conference was held by the church and temporal welfare was the topic of no less than three speakers addressing church membership. Henry B. Eyring, Counselor in the First Presidency, spoke about the church’s current welfare program.
His talk further inspired my interest in finding ways to help others less fortunate than myself. Other very impressive talks during conference on the same subject can be found here and here. These are must reads!