Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife Susan K. Robinson Bednar, addressed students and faculty about faith and repetitious learning at BYU-Idaho’s devotional Jan. 26 in the BYU-Idaho Center.
“Are you here to change BYU-Idaho, or is BYU-Idaho here to change you?” Sister Bednar said. “This place has changed me forever.”
She said she loves this campus and the memories she had while living here years ago.
Elder Bednar opened his talk by expressing his love for the campus and people.
“Words are completely inadequate to describe the feelings Susan and I have each time we return to this campus,” Elder Bednar said. “We cherish the memories with people with whom we have served.”
Elder Bednar said students need to more fully appreciate repetitious learning because it can invite the Holy Ghost to renew, enrich and enlarge the knowledge we have already obtained.
“Please do not take these sacred resources, your choice opportunities and this beautiful campus for granted,” Elder Bednar said. “Please be grateful for the singular chance you have to learn and work here and for the responsibilities that rests upon you as one who has been the recipient of great blessings.”
Elder Bednar issued an apostolic promise in closing his talk.
“If the day ever were to come that intellectual arrogance, a lack of appreciation and a spirit of demanding entitlement take root on this campus, then, in that day, the Spirit of Ricks will be well on the way to being extinguished,” Elder Bednar said.