Welcome to friends from Putian, Portland, Buenos Aires and Lethbridge.
Today was the concluding day of the Conference from Utah, telecast from the Mother Church there.
President Monson quoted Christ, "Verily, verily I say unto thee, those who have contention in their heart are not of me."
On hearing these words, I thought of the warring sides in the various conflicts, especially I thought of Syria, where the UN-Arab League Peace Envoy Kofi Annan has brokered a Peace deal and whose plan - The Annan Plan - has been in force since a few days, and for which I pray may find total acceptance and implementation by all sides.
It agrieves anyone's heart to see bloodshed where there could be peace, should be peace, should be peace and understanding, between one people, one nation.
I hope and pray all sides can find forgiveness and understanding, and not carry contention in their hearts. In His holy name I pray.