General Conference always makes me feel happier and more hopeful. It makes me want to try harder to be a disciple of Christ--to be more loving. For the next few days I want to share some of the concepts that touched me from conference.
Quote from April 2009 Conference talk by Dallin H. Oaks
"The moment you have a self at all there is a possibility of putting yourself first—wanting to be the center—wanting to be God in fact. That was the sin of satan: and that was the sin he taught the human race. Some people think the fall of man had something to do with sex, but that is a mistake...What satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could ‘be like God—could set up their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God.
"And out of that hopeless attempt has come...the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy." ( C.S. Lewis)