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“Truly good and without guile” by Michael T. Ringwood

DIXON HERZOG | Scroll Photography

DIXON HERZOG | Scroll Photography

During the afternoon session of the 185th Annual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Michael T. Ringwood of the Seventy spoke about being truly good without guile.

“In a world where praise, position, power, accolades and authorities are sought one very side, I honor those wonderful and blessed souls who are truly good without guile, those who are motivated by a love of God and their neighbors, those great women and men who are ‘more anxious to serve than to have dominion,’” Elder Ringwood said.

Elder Ringwood said there are people who persuade members of the Church to believe that our need to feel relevant can only be obtained by position and power but is thankful for those uninfluenced by those opinions.

“They find relevance in seeking to be truly good without guile,” Elder Ringwood said. “I find them in large numbers among the truly converted followers of Christ.”

Elder Ringwood said those who are converted to Christ are motivated to do good continually rather then seeking the possibility of received titles or authority.

“The service that counts most is usually recognized by God alone,” Elder Ringwood said.

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