“‘Do It with a Glad Heart,’ President Hinckley Advises,” Ensign, Feb. 2000, 76
During November 1999 President Gordon B. Hinckley received a regional Communicator of the Year award and spoke to nearly 20,000 listeners at Brigham Young University’s Marriott Center.
“We are the beneficiaries of the visions and the dreams, the labors and the sacrifices of all who have gone before us,” said President Hinckley during the BYU devotional on 30 November. He urged listeners “not to become a weak link in the chain of your generations.”
He continued: “Your children will have children, as will the children who come after them. Life is a great chain of generations that we in the Church believe must be linked together.” He also said, “It is so important that we pass on without a blemish our inheritance of body and brain and … faith and virtue, untarnished, to the generations who will come after us.”
President Hinckley advised listeners not to seek positions in the Church. Rather, he said, members should live faithfully and serve as well as they can in whatever opportunities come their way. “Do whatever you are asked to do, and do it with a glad heart,” he said.