Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Competence Is Important to Powerful Faith

"You know, it is a wonderful thing to be faithful, but a much greater thing to be both faithful and competent. There is no particular virtue in being uninformed, certainly no virtue in ignorance. When young people can acquire the skills, the techniques, and the knowledge of these times, and along with it have a spiritual commitment and a solid faith and cleanliness of life, there is nothing that you can’t achieve; nothing in righteousness or in reason."  (Elder Richard L. Evans, from an address given on October 15, 1971)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a very progressive view
for the time!
I was actively discouraged from seeking a university education on the basis that further education was felt to lead to questioning of spiritual witness.