“Bonus Chapter 3. Sisters in Very Deed: Rebecca E. Standring,” At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women (2017)
“Bonus Chapter 3. Rebecca E. Standring,” At the Pulpit
Bonus Chapter 3
Sisters in Very Deed
Rebecca E. Standring
Lehi Relief Society
Upper Room of Cooperative Store, Lehi, Utah Territory
November 18, 1871
My sisters, I desire to throw in my mite with yours.9 I feel thankful that I am a member of this institution, and it always gives me pleasure to meet with my sisters, for I realize that we are sisters in very deed, children of the same Heavenly Parent, yet at times how estranged we seem to be from each other.10
How different the feeling will be if we are ever permitted to return to the presence of our Eternal Father. Then we shall greet each other with smiles of love, and every feeling contrary to love and kindness will be banished from us.
Then let us begin to cultivate more and more the spirit of love and kindness and forbearance one with another. Bear with each other’s weaknesses, remembering we are all members of the same great family, which may God bless us with his Holy Spirit so to do, I ask in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.