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On Fellowcitizenship

A Talk Given in Sacrament Meeting
of the Sterling Park Ward, Ashburn, VA Stake

By D. Calvin Andrus, Bishop

13 January 2008, Version 1.0


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Story of Sister

A few years ago, a sister--who is no longer in our ward--came into my office. Let's call her Sister Apple. She stated that just didn't like another sister--whom we will call Sister Orange. Not only did Sister Apple not like Sister Orange, but Sister Aplle said that she couldn't even get along with Sister Orange. Sister Apple said she avoided Sister Orange because every time Sister Apple came in contact with Sister Orange, Sister Apple just got a bad feeling. Sister Apple hinted that I should be sure not to issue callings that would have the two of them working together. Sister Apple concluded by asking my advise about what she should do abpit Sister Orange.

I remarked that this was a curious situation, but before I offered any advice, I would like to ask Sister Apple some questions. First, did she think that I, the Bishop, liked her. Sister Apple said, "Why, of course." I then asked if she thought that I liked Sister Orange. Sister Apple said, "I am pretty sure you do." I responded that I did. I then asked Sister Apple how it was that I could like Sister Orange, but she could not--that is what was the difference. Sister Apple admitted, the difference was not Sister Orange, but that the difference was Sister Apple.


Alma 40:23

Alma 41:10

Alma 42:12-15


To this I bear my witness. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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