Last week in Relief Society, our "Teachings for our Times" lesson schedule was re-distributed after being changed somewhat. Looking at it, I noted that there was not a single woman’s name on that list. When I got home from church, I got out my Conference Ensign to learn more about the program.
On page 128, I read, "lessons will be taken from the most recent General Conference issue of the Liahona or Ensign. This change is to support the counsel of church leaders for members to be aware of the importance of studying what is said in General Conference. Sounds good, so far. The article then goes on to quote Elder Holland saying, " We hope this regular reference to the preceding general conference will keep the spirit of general conference and the teachings of the Brethren current in the lives of the members."
Uh-oh. Does he mean "Brethren" literally to exclude the women or is he just saying "Brethren" because they are the dominant group who speak at General Conference?
So here is your assignment, go and get that laminated book mark that you received in January and come back and report. Are women included in your ward’s "Teaching for our Times" lesson schedule? Shouldn’t they be?