You are much better than we were when young. You know more about the gospel. You are more mature and more faithful.Uh, yeah. I have never been more certain of something. I swear the YW should be teaching me.
The old crow is getting slow.The young crow is not.Of what the young crow does not knowThe old crow knows a lot.
At knowing things the old crowIs still the young crow’s master.What does the slow old crow not know?—How to go faster.
The young crow flies above, below,And rings around the slow old crow.What does the fast young crow not know?—Where to go.
John Ciardi, “Fast and Slow,”
I liked this poem because it "cutely" said how I feel. Sometimes I want to shake the girls and say, "Listen to me so you don't have to be a dumb dumb like I was!" It also made me think, who is looking at me and thinking, "I wish I could shake her and help her along?" There is tremendous help in learning from those who have gone before us, no matter our age.
Many of the temptations you face, certainly the most serious ones, relate to your body. You not only have power to create bodies for a new generation, but you also have agency.
One of the best talks I've ever read about our bodies: Bednar's "Things As They Really Are." It's worth a read regardless of your beliefs. Seriously. It's good.
You may in time of trouble think that you are not worth saving because you have made mistakes, big or little, and you think you are now lost. That is never true! Only repentance can heal what hurts. But repentance can heal what hurts, no matter what it is.So very true. And so very easy to forget.
Also, I showed these two videos during my lesson. They're short and sweet.
**Update: Ok, I couldn't get the second video to embed, so check it out here. It's Elder Russel M. Nelson's "Face the Future with Faith."