Respect for All of God’s Children
September 2021

“Respect for All of God’s Children,” Liahona, September 2021

Welcome to This Issue

Respect for All of God’s Children

women sitting in circle enjoying sharing stories in group meeting

President Russell M. Nelson has urged us to “expand our circle of love to embrace the whole human family” (Teachings of Russell M. Nelson [2018], 83). With so much diversity among God’s children, how can we create a community where all people live in harmony?

In his article “Bring Forth Zion” (page 6), Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles invites us to unify our hearts and minds as we invite all to come unto Christ. “Overcoming Racism and Prejudice: We Can Build Bridges” (page 38) can help us in our effort to become one. Certainly, becoming one starts with making and keeping covenants with our Heavenly Father. Learn more in “Covenants, Ordinances, and Blessings” by Elder Randy D. Funk of the Seventy (page 30).

Not only is creating unity in our diversity a commandment (see John 17:21; Doctrine and Covenants 38:27), but also it’s an opportunity for us to learn from and be blessed by our brothers and sisters of other cultures, ethnicities, and experiences. We hope this month’s issue helps all of us live more united in Christ.


Elder Walter F. González

Of the Seventy

Adviser to the Liahona