Thursday, June 5, 2008

Brigham Young's thoughts on technology

Well, after reading Candace's entry I was thinking about why we have technology and was reminded of this quote that Grandpa gave us in the temple a few weeks ago. I love it and have used it before in talks, I just wished that I lived the principle it teaches better . . .

Sister Susa Young Gates . . once asked her father (Brigham Young) how it would ever be possible to accomplish the great amount of temple work that must be done, if all are give a full opportunity for exaltation. He told her there would be many inventions of labor-saving devices, so that our daily duties could be performed in a short time, leaving us more and more time for temple work. The inventions have come, and are still coming, but many simply divert the time gained to other channels, and not for the purpose intended by the Lord.
Archibald F. Bennett (Improvement Era. Oct. 1952, 720)

Monday, June 2, 2008

technology for a reason

I've never doubted the importance of technology to the church. Spreading the gospel, having General Conference available to so many members across the world, the genealogy library, and of course easy access to the gospel truths on resources like for members and non members to learn more. so why shouldn't it play an important role in keeping in touch with family? Whether it's using the still evolving email list or posting on here, I'm glad we have technology to help us stay in touch!