President Oaks gave a powerful address at BYU today.
I don’t go out of my way to watch BYU devotionals. But when my daughter and her husband both texted me about the power of President Oaks’s comments today, I took the time to watch.
President Oaks’s BYU devotional address can be streamed by clicking here. His remarks begin at the 9:50 mark and conclude at the 39:50 mark.
As my daughter said, “Today’s devotional [President Oaks talking on racism] is amazing… He had something for everyone. Something you’re glad to hear finally said and so clearly, but also something you can work on.”
My son-in-law said, “I want to second that, it was incredibly bold and blunt in a way only President Oaks can be.”
God loves all His children. This is unquestionably true. Yet we can appreciate the past despite practices and compromises that horrify us today.
Watch and take from President Oaks’s remarks the lessons that will be of greatest import to your own life as you strive to become like Our Lord, Jesus Christ.