This week I heard journalist Christophor Hitchins on a talk show take questions about his best selling book, "God is Not Great, How Religion Poisions Everything." He said he had been on numerous pannels since writing the book debating a wide variety of religious people and no one has ever been able to answer the question of : "What can you do as a religious person that I cannot do as a non-believer." President Holland answered the question in April Conference beautifully. I believe there is a time in everyone's life When they will need God and His strength. " Surely he hath born our greif and carried our sorrow." (Isaiah 53) Some sorrows have no mortal relief. C. Hitchins cannont access the power of God to get comfort like a believer can.
Jeffery R. Holland - Brothers and sisters, one of the great consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great company for our little version of that path—the merciful care of our Father in Heaven, the unfailing companionship of this Beloved Son, the consummate gift of the Holy Ghost, angels in heaven, family members on both sides of the veil, prophets and apostles, teachers, leaders, friends. All of these and more have been given as companions for our mortal journey because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of His gospel. Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone nor unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are. Truly the Redeemer of us all said, “I will not leave you comfortless. [My Father and] I will come to you [and abide with you].”