The Arts and the Spirit of the Lord

The following quote from Boyd K. Packer (An Apostle of the LDS Church) explains one of the important roles the arts play in this world:

“Because of what [gifted people] do, we are able to feel and learn very quickly through music, through art, through poetry some spiritual things that we would otherwise learn very slowly.”

This quote is from a talk Elder Packer gave to students at BYU back in 1976 entitled “The Arts and the Spirit of the Lord”. Get the entire talk here. It is hard to explain, but this is, in part, why the arts can be so powerful….

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