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Elder Bruce R. McConkie Christ and the Creation

October 9, 2015

Eternal Life, Wilder

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Now I’m going to tell you some things you know already. You know’m as well as I do; but you don’t take’m out and look at’m very often.

I don’t care what they say with their mouths—Everybody knows that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t even stars . . . Everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you’d be surprised how people are always losing hold of it. There’s something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.

Thornton Wilder
Our Town, Act III,
New York, HarperCollins, 2003. Originally published in 1938