I listened to the song “Spem in Aliem” the other day with my family and loved it. Forty different voices, all doing individual harmonies—absolutely mind blowing. It felt like a Celestial piece.
But the best part of it was after the piece was finished. Every person in the room told what they had gotten from the piece.
One person had looked up the historical context.
Another translated the lyrics.
Another talked about the music theory behind the piece and why it is so significant.
And suddenly, I loved the piece even more. It had more meaning, because I had more perspective.
That is the power of “listening together.” (D&C 1).
As Chieko Okazaki said, “Hoorah for differences! Without them, there would be no harmony. In principles, great clarity. In practices, great charity.”
We each bring something different and valuable to the table. Our individual voices and perspectives adds to the whole.
“Our father knew exactly what He was doing when He created us. He made us enough alike to love each other, but different enough that we would need to unite our strengths and stewardships to create a whole.” (Sheri Dew)
In the process, we will come closer to our Savior as we create the whole and become whole.
Hoorah for differences! Without them, there would be no harmony. In principles, great clarity. In practices, great charity.Chieko Okazaki
Listen to Spem in Aliem
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