Keeping with our week’s theme of true and inner beauty, following is a video that includes parts of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s talk, “The Reflection in the Water.” Using Hans Christian Andersen’s story, “The Ugly Duckling” he urges us to remember who we really are — “glorious sons and daughters of Almighty God” — and remember our true worth and value. Faith in God and His plan and His love can help us see beyond our own foibles and also endure the trials of life.
Because He is merciful and loves His children, God has given again in these latter-days the truth about where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going.
[T]his knowledge allows you to see your own reflection in the water. It assures you that you are not ordinary, rejected, or ugly. You are something divine — more beautiful and glorious than you can possibly imagine. This knowledge changes everything. It changes your present. It can change your future. And it can change the world.