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Presidente Piffero' Speech - 1st Conselour of the First Presidency of the Church of Christ.



According to the dictionary, the word union, is the act or the effect of joining together, association or combination of different things so as to form a whole. This is why nobody can live in isolation. We all need family, friends and companions.

In Ecclesiastes, chapter 4, verses 8 to 12, tells us about a lonely man who worked non-stop, but he felt that even with all the wealth he had acquired through his work, he was missing something, he soon realized that it was easier if he was accompanied and not alone because, if he fell, the person next to him would help him to get up, because alone he could be defeated, but together they could defend themselves.

Notice how important the union of the family is - between the couple, parents and children, siblings. A special and intimate union between family members brings security and stability, not only in the family environment, but also in life. Unity is also a thing of friends, who protect and help each other.

Now I ask you, are you united with anyone?

Do you have unity with your family members, friends, co-workers, from church you attend?

Many times we do not understand exactly the meaning of unity. To be united, it is not always necessary to be close. When you have a connection with a person, no matter the distance, that unity will exist. In order to maintain unity, we need to maintain a respectful and caring relationship with our neighbor. The important thing is not to waste time with disagreements and situations that only do harm, because life passes quickly.

The people sincerely united to you are not those who always tell you what you want to hear, but always tell you what you need to know, even if sometimes it hurts, because to speak what pleases you there are plenty, but to be united purely and intimately to the point of showing you the truth regardless of whether you like it or not are few.

But these few do it because they want your good as much as theirs, because in a union all are one and so what one feels or another will also feel: joy, sadness, pain, love, longing.

Romans, chapter 12, verses 4 to 8, shows us how this union should be.

Let's see what the text tells us:

“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.”

You see, this is how our union should be.

So how is your covenant with your neighbor, with your family, and most importantly, with God? Think about it, redo it if necessary.

To conclude I will leave this little thought.

“I am a drop, you are another drop, he is another drop. What does a drop do, anyway? No great feat, you imagine - and it is true. But the great oceans are what if not thousands of drops? Soft water on hard stone may even pierce it one day, but the size of a tsunami depends on a union.”

I leave this little reflection here in the name of Jesus Christ.


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