“You’re here to serve, but first you’ll eat.”

Some years ago, just out of high school, I volunteered at the local soup kitchen. It was my first time doing something like that. I was nervous, and a little proud of myself, being all righteous and loving and going to help these poor people who were so much worse off than me. No, I did not realize how condescending my attitude was.

Not at first, anyway.

From Gay to Infinite—Unlocking Our True Identity Through Proactive Religion

I have gradually come to accept over the past ten years or so that I am sexually attracted to other men. All throughout this time, as I would watch General Conference, I would secretly be waiting for the magnum opus General Conference talk about Same Sex Attraction; I was waiting for all doctrine and understanding to be revealed regarding it—how it originates, why I experience it, and what does life and eternity look like for those of us who experience same sex attraction?

Loving Your Gay Children—Unconditionally

There it was in black and white, “I’m gay”. WHAT? How could that be possible? He was a great kid, an outstanding student, he dated girls, and he served a mission so how could THIS be possible? I stayed up late into the night talking to my son. We cried. We hugged. I could no longer stick my head in the sand – this was the beginning of my journey. Our journey.

Daily Wisdom

The Savior has suffered not just for our iniquities, but also for the inequality, the unfairness, the pain, the anguish, and the emotional distresses that so frequently beset us. — Elder David A. Bednar, The Power to Become

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