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Apostle Tells Students to Seek Lifelong Learning

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke to graduates on 22 April inside the Marriott Center on the campus of Brigham Young University.

“Strive to fill (your) lives with light and truth,” said Elder Christofferson, using the late professor Hugh Nibley as an example of being “anxiously engaged in seeking learning by study and also by faith.”

Elder Christofferson suggested the lifelong pursuit of learning is a function of one’s humility.

“The greatest stumbling block to learning more may be the conviction that we already know nearly everything.”

Elder Christofferson encouraged the 6,174 graduates, representing 68 different countries, to recommit to an elevated standard of greatness.

“Without diminishing this day, I urge you to keep your eye on the prize. Let your cap and gown point you to the infinitely greater robe and crown that awaits you in God’s celestial realm.”

BYU is a four-year university, owned by the Church, that serves 34,000 students from 115 different countries. The institution is named after the Church’s second president.

BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, a member of the Quorum of the Seventy, also spoke to students.

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