So I realize that a lot of people think that General Conference is boring, or that it’s okay if you maybe miss a session or two as long as you get the highlights right? Well I just wanted to point a couple things out about that.
Let’s all think how important and how sacred the temple is to us. It’s the most sacred place on Earth. The literal House of the Lord. Now, they close the temple on the Saturday of General Conference (and clearly it’s closed on that Sunday as well). So keeping in mind how sacred and amazing and important the temple is, the Lord tells us that General Conference (even the Saturday sessions) are more important than the temple. That for that weekend, no one has anything more important to do than to listen to General Conference, not even those who work in the temple of the Lord. It’s something too important to miss.
Also, to those who live somewhere where they have easy access to conference (i.e. It’s broadcast on tv), do not pass up the opportunity just because of how easy it is to use. I remember in Brasil there were families that had to seriously make the decision to see the Saturday sessions of conference or the Sunday sessions because they couldn’t afford to travel to get to their Stake Center (which is the only way they could watch conference). Look at how easy it is for us to see EVERY session of conference. And thinking back on those families, how hard would it be for the Priesthood holder in the family to decide which session to go, assuming he goes to the Sunday sessions, he would not see the Priesthood session. We’re so blessed to see it all and only have to go to the Stake Center or wherever to see the Priesthood Session (for you priesthood brethren).
So watch conference. All of it. It’s too important to miss. Even more so than the Holy Temple. The Living Prophet of God and the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ will speak the words of Heavenly Father and tell us what we need to do at this point in our lives. Just remember how blessed we are to have it so easy (if you can see it on tv) and do not take that for granted. Thanks :)