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It was during Elder Dale G. Renlund’s first year as a student at Johns Hopkins Hospital when he had an idea. He worked constantly and on Sundays, which meant he was only able to attend church half of the time. If he hurried with work that Sunday, he could go to church. But, if he was slower, his wife and daughter would have already left with the family’s single car, and he could take a nap.

But once he got on the couch, he couldn’t sleep.

“I had always loved going to church,” Dale G. Renlund said to a group of Brigham Young University students Tuesday morning. “I had always felt a burning testimony of Christ’s living reality. But on that day, the intensity wasn’t there.”

Dale G. Renlund, a member of the Quorum of the Twelves Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a dual devotional Tuesday at BYU with his wife, Ruth L. Renlund, a former attorney.

In Dale G. Renlund’s address, “Experience God’s Love,” he said that just like with receptors in the body, students’ receptors can become dull to God’s love. The problem, he said, isn’t a lack of love from God and Jesus Christ.

“The problem is with your receptors for Their love,” he said. “If you have dysfunction of your receptors for God’s love, you can lose your way and succumb to dangers, such as hopelessness, helplessness and loneliness.”

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